Join us for 2 incredible days

of raw, gritty, authentic

“TED-style” presentations from some of the most revered professionals in STEM.

Since 2012, Girls in Tech has brought together hundreds of women in tech of all ages and luminary tech leaders to create an intimate experience. The goal: to deliver sage advice and lessons learned to the next generation of women in tech, and to create a long-lasting sense of community among women in all roles and at all levels of their careers.

Catalyst delivers an experience no other conference can rival. TED-style power presentations will have you look at leaders in a whole new light—and forever change the way you approach your life, your career and all the tradeoffs in between. Unique opportunities to connect with other women in tech will not only keep you energised, but will make you realise the support system that is at your fingertips.

A venue that reflects a true Melbourne experience: Cargo Hall

Situated in the heart of the South Wharf, Catalyst will take place at heritage listed venues Showtime and Cargo Hall. The ‘old world, industrial glam’ atmosphere of these spaces is reflective the conferences’ central themes.

Built in 1875 The Cargo Hall and Shed 11 were original designed to service and house cargo vessels on the Yarra, crucial to development of the thriving city of Melbourne.

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Speakers

Hear success stories from extraordinary leaders and learn about trends across tech, innovation, business, and startup.

Christine Rodrigues

Christine Rodrigues

Head of Partnerships

Braintree

Helen Souness

Helen Souness

CEO

RMIT Online

Alysha Naples (International)

Alysha Naples (International)

Chief Experience Officer at Tin Drum

Formerly Senior Director of User Interaction and Experience at Magic Leap

Monique Morrow (International)

Monique Morrow (International)

President and Co-Founder

of The Humanized Internet (Switzerland)

Adriana Gascoigne (International)

Adriana Gascoigne (International)

Founder & CEO

Girls in Tech Inc

Shahirah Gardner

Shahirah Gardner

Co-Founder

Finch

The Hon. Philip Dalidakis MP

The Hon. Philip Dalidakis MP

Minister for Trade and Investment, Innovation and the Digital Economy, Small Business

Dr Kate Cornick

Dr Kate Cornick

PhD, BE/BSc (Elec)

CEO of LaunchVic

Susan Brown

Susan Brown

Director, PwC

Managing Director, Girls in Tech Australia

Alita Harvey-Rodriguez

Alita Harvey-Rodriguez

Founder

Milk it Academy

Amy Glancey

Amy Glancey

Director of Communications

Atlassian

Fran Maier (International)

Fran Maier (International)

Co-Founder

Match.com

Patrycja Slawuta (International)

Patrycja Slawuta (International)

Founder

SelfHackathon

Sophie Tobin

Sophie Tobin

Strategic Design Director

BCG Digital Ventures

Teresa Truda

Teresa Truda

CEO and Co-Founder

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Zia Word

Zia Word

Co-Founder and CSO

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Partners

LaunchVic
Academy Xi
Australia Post
Code Like A Girl
BCG Digital Ventures
Milk It Academy

The Catalyst Conference

Will be the “largest intimate” tech conference you’ll ever attend, as you hear revolutionary speakers share tales of their journey to the top, career advice, how they made those decisions and, most importantly – what lessons they want to pass on to the next generation of the female tech workforce.