You are invited to attend the 22nd Annual WiT Awards Gala Dinner for 2019. Please join us as we celebrate the achievements of amazing women working in technology and life sciences.
Dress: Black Tie
"Make Your Mark"
Entry, drinks on arrival, delicious three-course meal, beverages (beer, wine & soft drink, juices, tea and coffee)
Dance the night away with "Savvy"
Dr Joel Gilmore is a physicist and energy expert, providing advice to industry and government on transitioning Australia to a low emissions future. He's also a passionate science communicator and performer, including co-host of Food Lab on SBS where he talks about the science and technology of cooking. In his spare time, he teaches swing dancing, learns musical instruments and travels the world - 54 countries so far!
Your Keynote for the evening
Leanne Kemp is Founder & CEO of Everledger. Using her extensive background in emerging technologies, business, jewellery and insurance, through Everledger Leanne is pushing boundaries to address real-world challenges.
Using blockchain technology, Everledger is driving transparency and trust along global supply chains to ensure the provenance of valuable assets. With a rich history in innovation, Leanne previously founded three Australian startups including Absoft Queensland, Fastcards Pty Ltd and the Great Australian Survey Company. Through these companies Leanne introduced and patented transformational technology ideas.
Leanne's entrepreneurial success has led to her appointment as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur for 2019 and 2020, a role to further develop the startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation throughout the State of Queensland. She is the first female entrepreneur to hold the position and the first person to be appointed for a 2 year tenure.
Leanne is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Blockchain Business Council and Co-Chair for the World Trade Board's Sustainable Trade Action Group. She is also on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors and was the only Australian to co-chair sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2019. Leanne's leadership role in technology has been recognised, winning awards including:
- Innovator of the Year 2018 at the Women in IT Awards (London); and
- the Advance Global Australian Awards 2018 for Technology Innovation.
Parking & Accommodation Information:
Closest parking to the venue is at King George Square Carpark, 11 Ann Street, Brisbane. The Pullman King George Square and Mercure King George Square have offered a special rate for the evening for details and to book call the reservations team on 3222 1125 or em firstname.lastname@example.org and quote Women in Technology.
Our WiT Awards 2019 Charity is StandbyU. $10 from every booking will be donated to this Brisbane tech based NFP harnessing the power of wearable technology to change lives for vulnerable children and women experiencing domestic violence. Giving a tool of protection against Family Violence, Child Abuse and neglect through enabling connections. Their philosophy is that the most vulnerable women and children should never have to pay for safety – they’ve already paid a high enough price. Your support will support this mission, keeping them safe. https://standbyu.org.au/
Our WiT Awards would not be possible without our generous Sponsors: