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WIC Virtual Fireside Chat with our Patron, Hala Batainah

October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

WIC’s Virtual Lunch with our Patron, Hala Batainah and President Megan James.

WIC is excited to announce we will be holding our Patron’s lunch virtually this year.

The event details are as follows:

Date: Thursday 14th of October

Time: 12.00 – 1.30 pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom link that will be provided upon registration

We have three types of tickets :

  1. Lazy Grazer grazing platter for 1 person delivered to your door in Canberra.
  2. Lazy Grazer grazing platter for 2 peole delivered to your door in Canberra.
  3. For those outside of Canberra we cannot delivery the grazing packs however we would love to see you there with your own grazing pack so event only.

The event will comprise of networking time, getting to know each and a fireside chat between our President Megan James and our Patron Hala Batainah.

Hala Batainah (BA-TIE-NAH) is an information and technology professional who has called Canberra home since 1990. Hala has held senior executive roles with IBM and Microsoft and launched her business, GiG Enterprises, in 2018.

Hala is currently managing her portfolio career, which includes facilitation, consulting and coaching executives, emerging female leaders and high performing teams. She is Chair of the Canberra Innovation Network; an organisation focused on creating impact for Canberra by accelerating start-ups, innovation and entrepreneurship. She is Deputy Chair for the Australian Information Industry Association Federal and ACT Council and is the Women in Information & Communication (WIC) patron. Hala contributes to several Government advisory boards and serves as a guest lecturer at UC and UNSW.

Hala is passionate about information technology (IT), women in IT and the role of IT in solving some of society’s trickiest challenges. She plays an active role with the YWCA’s Clubhouse, and other organisations focused on making a difference and eliminating divides in our communities. She was named WICked woman of the year (twice) by WIC for her contribution to the IT industry and mentoring women. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (USA) and an MBA (Australia).

Hala is married to Marcus, a serial entrepreneur, and they have two teenage children, Maya and Hunter. Before moving to Australia, Hala lived in a variety of countries and is originally from Jordan.

For any questions please email info@wic.org.au


October 14, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


WIC – Women in ICT