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Sonja Bernhardt OAM

WiT Founder Sonja Bernhardt OAM

Tragic life events can often be the catalyst for inspiring ideas and this was certainly the case for Australian technology industry identity and WiT Founder Sonja Bernhardt OAM.

Flicking the switch on inflammation

Deadly infections could be a thing of the past if this young Queensland woman’s groundbreaking research proves successful.

Incy, wincy success story

Arachnophobe turned spider enthusiast Samantha Nixon is investigating how spider venom can be used to develop new medicines to fight against parasites.

Ever the champ for business women

Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp is never afraid to put her courage on the line. Renowned as a global pioneer in blockchain technology she was named WiT Technology Ambassador 2021.

Sun smart on the Sunshine Coast

From remotely-managed sunscreen stations to smartphone apps, Dr Elke Hacker is using consumer technology to encourage Australians to be sun safe.

Strawberry fields forever

Growing luscious strawberries is all part of a day's work for agricultural scientist Dr Jodi Neal as she searches for solutions to food security and the future of farming.

Exploring smart cities

Exploring smart cities, and the technology that makes them possible, is for engineer turned business owner turned podcaster Zoe Eather.

Young woman on a mission in IT

Emily Entwistle is a young woman on a mission to increase gender diversity and encourage more women to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Black belt in business

Gold Coast tech founder Lauren Hall has a Second Dan Black Belt in both entrepreneurship and Taekwondo and has successfully built five multi-million-dollar businesses in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and technology industries.

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