About Us


Years of work on delivering tech education for girls and women had shown Tech Inclusions founders, Renee Noble, Alex Penna and Nicky Ringland the breadth of issues affecting not only women, but all underrepresented groups in tech. 

In a mission to do more, and to bring together efforts out there already working to increase representation in tech, Tech Inclusion was founded as a way to consolidate, collaborate, and to share resources and knowledge.

Tech Inclusion is a charity that believes in representation of our mission all the way to the top. We are governed by a board with a wealth of experience, and a belief in providing learning and mentorship opportunities all the way from the classroom room to the board room. 

Sponsors and Partner

Tech Inclusion works with community partners and sponsors to make inclusive tech communities possible. Thanks to our current sponsors:


Renee Noble

Chief Executive Officer

Alex Penna

Chief Operations Officer

Nicky Ringland

Chief Community Officer

 Our Board

Renee Noble - Chair
Renee is a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. In her other work, she is the National Director and founder of Girls' Programming Network Australia. Additionally, she founded her own tech education company, ConnectEd Code.

Alex Penna - Secretary
Alex is a software developer at Atlassian, and works with the Atlassian Foundation. Additionally, she is the lead of Girls' Programming Network Sydney, and is a member of the GPN Leadership Committee.

Wendy Bryant
Wendy is the Chief Digital and Information Officer of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW. In the past, she's also worked as the CIO of Transport NSW, and the CTO/CSO of the Australian Tax Office.

Katie Payten
Katie is the Head of Digital Cyber Security and Technology Risk at Woolworths Group. She is also on the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Technology Sydney and the AI & Ethics Committee of the Australian Computer Society.

Dr Linda McIver
Linda is the Executive Director of the Australian Data Science Education Institute, and the Director of Code Breaker Education. In the past she was Head of Leaning (Digital Technologies) at John Monash Science School.

Christel Martin
Christel is the Director of Procurement Excellence for Transport NSW. Previously she was the Strategic Procurement Manager for ASIC, and she has a background in law.

Su-Wen Wong
Su-Wen is a Manager of International Tax and Transaction Services at Ernst and Young, and was previously an accountant and auditor. She also volunteers with Girls' Programming Network as a tutor.