Women's Groups 2013 - Women in Technology WA (Inc) (WiTWA)

Women in Technology WA (Inc) (WiTWA)

Purpose of the group

WiTWA is a business women’s network in the technology sector, holding up to six networking events a year (both female only and co-ed) on a variety of topics relevant to technology, business and women’s issues. Through its events and networks, it seeks:

  • to create and sustain a community for women engaged in the technology industries
  • to promote and encourage the entry and retention of women in roles within technology industries
  • to educate women in the technology industries
  • to support women working in the technology industries and sciences through mentoring and coaching
  • to foster women’s input into the technology industries and sciences
  • to encourage youth to embark on technology and science careers

Time period

Operational in WA since 1998, incorporated since 2005.

Key achievements

WiTWA has implemented several significant initiatives to encourage young women to consider a career in the technology sector. These include:

  • Go Girl, Go for IT Career Showcase (2002) at Edith Cowan University, attended by about 1,700 high school girls over two days.
  • Go Girl, Go for IT Career Showcase (2004) at Murdoch University, attended by about 1,900 school girls over two days.
  • Go Girl, Go for IT Career Showcase (2006) at Murdoch University, attended by about 2,100 school girls over two days.
  • Techtrails, technology and science career incursion—first pilot program at Gilmore College, Kwinana, in 2011, attended by 90 students (boys and girls).
  • Techtrails, technology and science career incursion—second pilot program at Karratha Senior High School in 2012, attended by 119 students (boys and girls).

Key people and positions in the group

  • WiTWA Management Committee (as of 2013):
  • - Adrianne Barba, web management (WiTWA and techtrails)
  • - Tamryn Barker, brand and marketing
  • - Amanda Gell, techtrails subcommittee chair
  • - Michelle Furey, treasurer
  • - Sheryl Frame, secretary
  • - Marjolein Towler, chair.
  • Loula Papandreou, founding chair.


  • Information provided by Marjolein Towler, WiTWA chair.
  • Website: http://www.witwa.org.au.

Article Index
Women's Groups 2013
Abortion Law Repeal Association/Association for the Legal Right to Abortion (ALRA)
American Women's Club of Perth (AWC)
Association of Civilian Widows of WA Inc
Australian College of Midwives WA Branch (ACM)
Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA)
Beta Sigma Phi
Business and Professional Women Western Australia (BPW)
Catholic Women’s League of Western Australia (Inc)
Chrysalis House Women's Refuge
Cine-Matrix: Women in Film and Television WA
Cockburn Women’s Peace Camp
Combined Equal Pay Committee/WA Council for Equal Pay and Opportunity
Community Midwifery WA
Country Women’s Association (CWA)
Domestic Violence Action Group (Geraldton)
Emily’s List
Equal Opportunity Law Reform Coalition
Fremantle Women’s Health Centre (FWHC)
Girl Guides WA
Graduate Women Western Australia (GWWA)/Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW) Western Australia
Grapevine/Perth Wimmin’s Collective
Gretel Club of Perth (Inc)
Harvest Guild
Incest Survivors Association (Inc.)
Inner Wheel Australia
Inside Out Project
Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre
Kalgoorlie Auxiliary of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Karrakatta Club
Labor Women’s Association
Lespar Library
Living Child Inc.—Safe Village Births
Lutheran Women WA
Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre
Mining Mums
Modern Women's Club
Mothers’ Union Australia
Movement for the Ordination of Women
Muslim Women’s Support Centre of WA (Inc)
National Council of Women of Western Australia (previously known as West Australian National Council of Women and Western Australian National Council of Women)
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia—WA section (NCJWA)
Nintirri Centre
Older Women’s Network (OWN WA)
Penguin Club
Perth Ionian Club
Polyhymnia Reading Group
Rape Crisis Line
Rural Remote Regional Women’s Network (RRR)
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
Sibyl/University of Western Australia Student Guild Women’s Collective
Society of Women Writers WA
Soroptimist International of Western Australia
Starick Services Inc
Status of Women Committee WA—Australian Labor Party
Tradeswomen on the Move
UN Women Australia (formerly UNIFEM Australia)—Perth Chapter Young UN Women Perth Chapter
Union of Australian Women—WA Branch
V.I.E.W. Western Australia
West Australian Women’s Society of Fine Arts and Crafts
War Widows’ Guild
Warrawee Women’s Refuge
Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL)
West Australian Housewives’ Association (Inc)
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Women in Media
Women’s Information Referral Exchange (WIRE)
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Western Australia
Women in Education Coalition
Women in Mining WA (WIMWA)
Women in Sailing (WIS)
Women in Sport Committee of the Western Australian Sports Council
Women in Technology WA (Inc) (WiTWA)
Women Lawyers of Western Australia (Inc) (WLWA)
Women with Disabilities WA Inc (WWDWA)
Women’s Action Alliance (WAA)
Women’s Advisory Council (WAC)
Women’s Broadcasting Cooperative
Women’s Committee of State School Teachers’ Union WA Executive
Women's Committee of the Waterside Workers Federation
Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA)/Women’s Refuge Group of WA (WRG)
Women’s Health and Family Services/Women’s Health Care House/Perth Women’s Centre/Women’s Health Service
Women’s Information Service (WIS)
Women’s Interest Network
Women in Engineering WA (WIE WA)
Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO)
Women’s Liberation
Women’s Service Guilds
Women’s Studies Group
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YWCA of Perth
Zonta International
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