WiT Stories

Stepping up to lead with courage, passion and integrity

2016 WiT Board Readiness Graduate Lisa Devereaux shares her experiences of completing WiT's Board Readiness Program and how she's continued to apply the insights gained over the years. She also reflects on her Board Leadership career to date and shares why - as a leader and key decision-maker representing a community - it's so important to seek guidance from mentors and trusted support networks to navigate difficult decisions and guide you through challenging periods throughout your career.

Real Women, Unreal Stories: celebrating 25 years of Women in Technology

Award winning journalist and podcaster, Nance Haxton, celebrates the 25th anniversary of Australia's Women in Technology (WiT). The Real Women Unreal Stories podcast shares the inspiring stories of six women from the heart of the WiT community whose impact has created ripple effects felt across Australia’s digital world.

Celebrating 25 years of connection and community

The 2022 WiT Awards on Friday 16 September 2022 was a very special night for the Women in Technology (WiT) community. More than 900 curious, caring & creative human beings came together in person to celebrate inspiring women from across STEM and the champions of change who support them. But this was more than just an awards night. It was a celebration of what it means to be human.

Unlocking the confidence within

Completing WiT’s Mentoring program as mentee in 2021 was a major turning point in Tejaswini Joshi's career to date. That's why she's returned to the WiT Mentoring program again in 2022, but this time as a mentor. Read how WiT's Mentoring Program empowered TJ to re-discover the confidence and self-belief she always had within.

Young star's vision for gender equality in public spaces takes big leap forward

A young girl's vision to see more outstanding female role models honoured in public spaces has taken another step forward to becoming a reality, after Queensland Government announced they would provide $35,000 in funding to Women in Technology (WiT) to install a bronze statue of pioneering Australian geologist and astrobiologist Dr Abigail Allwood outside the Brisbane Planetarium.

25 years of empowering women in STEM

For 25 years – long before it was a hot topic on the political agenda – Women in Technology (WiT) has been advocating for gender equality on behalf of women studying or working in professions within information technology and other fields across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

WiT President Bec Langdon

Message from WiT President Bec Langdon

As 2021 draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on and share with you what our community has achieved over the past 12 months and look forward to what lies ahead as part our ongoing quest to Advance, Connect and Empower women in STEM.

Top of the reef

Extraordinary Townsville woman Professor Nicole Webster is an international leader in microbial symbiosis and has profoundly impacted the study of coral microbiology on the Great Barrier Reef.

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.

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