FITT presents International Women's Day 2016 Sydney
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm (AEDT)
FITT presents the 2016 International Women’s Day Luncheon
‘Empowering and Educating Women for Future Roles
Empowerment for women within the ICT sector begins with education. This in turn becomes a catalyst for change in the work place and beyond. However, there are many external barriers in place within the ICT sector which make it challenging for women to ‘shine’ - with often the biggest barrier being our own thinking.
Traditionally, women have not been promoted to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. In the past few decades, there has been a continued, marked drop in enrolments in STEM subjects in universities, along with lower participation rates in schools – despite the fact that STEM skills are increasingly becoming a requirement for careers in every industry, not just the ICT sector.
With this alarming trend comes an opportunity to promote and empower young women to step up, take risks with less doubt and succeed within the ICT sector.
We invite you to join with hundreds of other women (and men) in ICT to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016. Not only will you enjoy a delicious lunch, you will also have the chance to hear a range of inspirational stories from industry leaders who will each share their life experiences and knowledge of the ICT sector – and shine a light on the range of opportunities that exist to make a difference.
There will also be opportunities to network with your peers and share your own personal stories of success – and encouragement. This event is not to be missed - so get your tickets before they sell out!
2016 IWD Sydney Speakers are:
- Keynote speaker - Lynwen Connick - First Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy & Intelligence Division, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
- IWD Master of Ceremonies & Panel Facilitator: Sarah Adam Gedge – Managing Director and Corporate Vice President, Australia, Avanade
- Kate Burleigh – Managing Director, Intel Australia
- Tara Commerford – Managing Director, GoDaddy
- Pip Marlow - Managing Director, Microsoft Australia
- Sharryn Napier - Vice President & Regional Director Australia & NZ , Qlik
- Dr Susan Pond – Steering Committee Co-Chair, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE)
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When & Where
Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FITT)
Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) was founded in New South Wales in 1989 as a Not-for-Profit organisation and today has a subscriber base of 4,000 across Australia. FITT’s purpose is to inspire women to achieve their career aspirations and potential at all levels and disciplines within ICT, by facilitating peer networking and support through our programs.