The Northern Territory Government originally founded the Women’s Innovation Network NT (WINNT) in 2020, in line with its commitment to developing the next generation of STEAMM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and medicine) enabled entrepreneurial innovators in the Territory.

Since then, the Network has grown to include representatives from almost every industry across the Territory and has a dedicated group of women volunteering on the committee to bring value in this area.

The purpose of the WINNT is to increase diversity and gender equity in innovation and STEAMM through retention, attraction and elevation of women.

The network is working towards the following outcomes:

  • representation of women in innovation and STEAMM in the Territory is strengthened
  • a pipeline of opportunities and pathways to encourage and attract girls and young women into innovation where STEAMM is embedded
  • women are empowered to engage with the Territory’s innovation ecosystem and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities
  • availability and visibility of support and development opportunities are increased.

If you would like to be kept up to date on the latest WINNT news, events and information. 

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We would also love to welcome you as a committee member, where you will attend monthly meetings and engage and contribute to our strategy and purpose.

Please complete this form to submit your committee member application.

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Fiona Evans
Photo: Georgia Politis Photography.

Ms Fiona Evans is the director of Evoke Sustainability and was previously a radiochemist working for the Australian Government to protect heritage listed Kakadu National Park from the effects of uranium mining. Ms Evans is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in science, leadership, research design, and management.

An innovative, adaptive scientist, Ms Evans specialises in collaborative relationships and growing lasting change for people, communities, and organisations. Through leadership and education, she positively contributes to growing a brighter, greener, more sustainable future, for all.

Ms Evans has been nominated as chair of the Women’s Innovation Network NT Committee in May 2021.

WINNT chairperson - Fiona Evans
Lucia Gerrie
Lucia Gerrie Deputy Chair

Lucia is the NT Branch Manager at the ACS, and is dedicated to supporting the local ICT sector in NT by providing them access to career opportunities, professional development, and the latest tech insights and innovations.

Lucia is particularly passionate about inspiring young people and women into tech careers and is currently the Deputy Chair of the Women In Innovation Network NT (WINNT) Committee and Deputy Chair of the NT Digital Excellence Awards Committee.

WINNT Deputy Chair Person - Lucia Gerrie