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Girl Geek Sydney Meetup at Dius - October 2016
Tue, October 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AEDT
Come join us at Dius for the October Girl Geek Dinner for 2016! Don't miss out, register now and put it in your calendar :)
Let’s talk about the power of teams
In the workplace, women can often bear the brunt of an unequal distribution of power. They may have to deal with being condescended to, dismissed or ignored. It's a wicked environment where men can be rewarded for using power poorly (dominance perceived as strength) and women may be penalised for using power at all (being perceived as 'bossy' or a ‘doormat’).
These false choices can limit your effectiveness. There will always be an unequal distribution of power, both its type and its effective use, within a team.This presentation looks to understand the use of power generally and delve into its effects, appearance and mitigations at a gender level.
Using sociology, group dynamics and psychology you will learn how to wield your power in the most effective way. You will hear techniques that women have used that work with their style to be appropriately represented within their team. This is not a workshop about changing who you are to match a predefined image of a powerful woman. It is instead a presentation on how you can lean into your strengths and find out how to mitigate your weaknesses.
By the end of the talk, my aim is that you have a greater sense of how your team operates and be able to apply new techniques to allow you and your team to be effective, collaborative, creative and fulfilled.
About the presenter
Caoilte Dunne - Agile Coach
A long time agile advocate, Caoilte has dedicated his career to developing effective strategies to deliver customer value and increase team empowerment. Caoilte has been a tech lead, team lead, team facilitator, developer and above all else, he is an expert tea maker (it’s all about temperature!)
Exploration of new areas of technology, the generation of ideas and a supportive culture with open communication - this is what defines DiUS.
We pride ourselves on being just a little different to the average consultancy. We work hard to foster an environment that places emphasis on delivering products that we are proud of.
We place equal value on creativity, sharing, and learning. Sharing with our community is an important part of what makes us who we are.
And we strive to stand out through our work by building products which can help to sustainably improve our community
Tuesday 25th October
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Catering includes vegetarian and gluten-free options
DiUS office - Sydney
Level 8, 220 George St, Sydney
Access to the building
Lift access to the 8th floor requires a security pass after 6pm. There will be someone in downstairs to swipe people up and mark your name of the registration list. If you arrive after 6.30pm, there will be a contact number in the foyer for you to call to get up to the event.
This event is expected to sell out rather quickly. If you miss out on a ticket, please make sure you add your name to the waitlist. Tickets will be released to those on the waitlist on a first-come first-serve basis.
Please ensure you are confident you will actually attend the event before RSVP'ing. We have limited seating available for this event.
If you have registered, but can no longer attend, it's easy to cancel your registration from your Eventbrite account. Just log in to Eventbrite, go to the Tickets page, and locate your order. Click your order to view order details, and then select "Cancel Order" to cancel your registration. This then allows us to release your ticket to someone on the waitlist.
Cut-off for cancelling tickets will be 12pm on the day of the event, otherwise you will be listed as a no-show.
Men are always warmly welcome to attend our events, as long as they are the guest of one of the Girl Geeks attending. Please make sure you register your gentleman friend's name as a +1 when registering.
If you arrive to one of our events and your name is not on our registration list, you will be denied entry as our events have a capacity limit based on catering and seating.