Importance of Women in IT August – Michelle Redfern

From conversation to action: The why, what & how to create gender balance at your organisation. Date: Thursday, August 30th, 2018 Time: 7:30am – 8:45am (to be seated for a 7:45am start) Venue: ANZ Centre, 833 Collins Street, Docklands Cost: $45.00 ($20.00 for members of Vic ICT for Women, ACS and PMI Melbourne Chapter) Light refreshments provided on arrival Note: Employees of our Corporate and Education Sector Members also qualify for the discounted Member rate Registrations close 11 pm Tuesday 28 August Join us to hear from Michelle Redfern, founder of Advancing Women and co-founder of social enterprise CDW (Culturally Diverse Workforces), as she shares insights into her career journey, including her transition out of executive leadership roles to start her own company. Michelle is determined to contribute to achieving global gender equality in her life time, with particular emphasis on the sporting sector. She is an advisor to boards and leaders, a speaker and MC at conferences, leadership forums and diversity events. She also facilitates female leadership programs and mentoring groups. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Hosted by Sponsored by

Importance of Women in IT July

WOMEN OUTSCORE MEN ON LEADERSHIP METRICS: SOLVING THE TECH LEADERSHIP GAP Date: Thursday, July 19th, 2018 Time: 7:30am – 8:45am (to be seated for a 7:45am start) Venue: ANZ Centre, 833 Collins Street, Docklands Cost: $45.00 ($20.00 for members of Vic ICT for Women, ACS and PMI Melbourne Chapter) Light refreshments provided on arrival Note: Employees of our Corporate and Education Sector Members also qualify for the discounted Member rate Registrations close 11 pm Tuesday 17 July Join us to hear from Graeme Isaacs, Founder and CEO of Leaders in Technology, and Finbar Ohanlon, Purveyor of Different and Inventor/Founder of Linius, as they each share their experiences working to support and promote women in technology. Females outscore males on a number of key metrics that dictate what it takes to make great leaders, even more so when it comes to business intelligence, however males still hold the majority of board and executive positions in large corporates in Australia. In the tech sector, this is further amplified. Graeme and Finbar are both passionate about achieving diversity within the Technology workforce, particularly at the leadership level, and will be sharing their perspectives on what can be done do to achieve this goal. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Hosted by Sponsored by

Applications Open: Marketing Board Member

Vic ICT for Women is currently seeking a new Board Member to head up the Marketing function for our organisation. The role description is below, and as part of the application process, you will be supplied with further information including Board Code of Conduct and other documentation. To apply for this role, please email [email protected] with a copy of your CV OR link to your LinkedIn profile, and in the email body please include a short cover letter with a brief outline of what you can bring to VICT4W. We’re keen to move quickly, as we have a number of amazing projects and programs this year, and look forward to seeing the applications. JOB DESCRIPTION We are seeking a multi-faceted and experienced Marketing and Communications professional who is seeking to expand their professional networks, gain experience on our Not-for-Profit (NFP) Board, and wants to give back to the IT and tech industry supporting women and their careers. Being a diversity champion is central to our ethos. Outcome driven, you will drive awareness and raise profile through a series of defined marketing tasks, while providing strategic advice, and ensuring the NFP group’s marketing collateral and messaging is on brand. You will manage existing internal/external relationships to support the marketing and digital skills that you already possess. This is a wholly volunteer, casual position requiring varying amounts of time each week. It requires both a strategic eye and the ability to roll up your sleeves and physically implement tasks each week. As our Digital Marketing and Communications Manager, you will: Be responsible for our outward-facing brand assets, including brochures and print collateral, website, social media channels and eNewsletters. Source and lead a team of volunteers, including marketing communications people, design, web and more. Be the custodian of the brand and ensure all programs work collaboratively under the brand guidelines. Manage our stakeholders and their communications requirements on our channels, which includes program leads and sponsors. Be responsible for the marketing budget. Manage key suppliers, which are a blend of paid and volunteer suppliers. Develop the Marketing Strategy and Annual Plan in line with the organisation’s objectives. Provide monthly Board reports and attend a number of Board meetings each year. There is a separate Board requirement document which will be provided to you. Research, plan and deliver marketing communications content across multiple channels, including digital, print and social media for various audiences Work alongside program leads and their teams to promote events and products using media, awards, events and other relevant marketing mechanisms, including co-marketing with other partners Measure and report on the effectiveness of marketing activities Personal Effectiveness Carry out all duties with accuracy, efficiency and timeliness and manage work with initiative and independently Treat all colleagues, customers and suppliers with respect Work in a positive and collaborative way that supports our values at all times Manager Effectiveness via setting clear expectations and review regularly with team members and support a culture of regular ongoing feedback Role model appropriate leadership behaviour and …

Importance of Women in IT – Kate Jenkins

Advancing gender equality and the role of technology as a key driver for progress Thursday 21 June 7:30am – 8:45am ANZ Centre, ​833 Collins Street, Docklands Upper Ground Floor Conference Suites Light refreshments provided on arrival $40.00 inc. GST for non-members $15.00 inc. GST for Members of Vic ICT for Women, ACS and PMI Melbourne Chapter Note: Employees of our Corporate and Education Sector Members also qualify for the discounted Member rate Registrations close 11 pm Tuesday 18 June Advancing gender equality and the role of technology as a key driver for progress Join us to hear from Kate Jenkins, Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, as she shares her priorities for advancing gender equality across Australian workplaces, education and sporting institutions, with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities of technology. Kate has spent over 25 years leading change in corporate, government and community sectors, particularly in human rights and equal opportunity law. She was recognised in the 2015 AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for her work in public policy. We encourage our members to invite a male colleague to attend this event with you, to join in the conversation to progress gender equality. Meet Kate In early 2016, Kate Jenkins became Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, leading several key projects at the Australian Human Rights Commission. These include the recently released report on the results of the national survey on sexual harassment and sexual assault at university, the Commission’s fourth sexual harassment workplace prevalence survey and continuing the Commission’s collaborative project on cultural reform with the Australian Defence Force. Kate is the convener of the National Male Champions of Change group (est. 2015), and the Co-Chair of Play by the Rules, a joint project between human rights agencies and sports commissions to make grass roots sports safe, fair and inclusive. Previously, Kate spent three years as the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, where she held an Independent Review into Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, including Predatory Behaviour, in Victoria Police. She was also the Co-Chair of the Victorian Commission’s Disability Reference Group and a member of the Aboriginal Justice Forum. Kate spent 20 years as lead partner with Herbert Smith Freehills’ and 15 years on the board of Berry Street Victoria. At present, Kate sits on two board, these include the Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Carlton Football Club.     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Hosted by Sponsored by

Importance of Women in IT – Discover, align & connect with our lead scientist

Discover, align & connect with our lead scientist Thursday 17 May 7:30am – 8:45am ANZ Centre, ​833 Collins Street, Docklands Upper Ground Floor Conference Suites Light refreshments provided on arrival $40.00 inc. GST for non-members $15.00 inc. GST for Members of Vic ICT for Women, ACS and PMI Melbourne Chapter Note: Employees of our Corporate and Education Sector Members also qualify for the discounted Member rate Registrations close 11 pm Tuesday 15 May Join us to hear from Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist for the Victorian Government, as she shares her career journey working in technology commercialisation, public policy development and governance of public and private entities. As Lead Scientist, Amanda works across the Victorian Government to foster linkages and identify opportunities for economic outcomes by engaging with business, the research sector and the Australian Government.   Light refreshments on arrival   ABOUT DR AMANDA  CAPLES Dr Amanda Caples is currently Lead Scientist working for the Victorian Government, contributing to economic development by building connections across the private, public and research sectors of the Victorian economy. In her current role, she is focused on engagement with the leadership of Victorian universities to align with government’s investment, trade, sector policy and future workforce strategies and to drive business-research collaboration. She also works with the Department of Education and Training on science, mathematics and C21 skills initiatives Previously, Amanda worked as Deputy Secretary Sector Development and Programs, where she was responsible for the development of Future Industries strategic sector growth plans and for support of the Victorian science, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition to her role with the Victorian Government, Amanda sits on several boards including the Victorian Inspiring Australia Board, promoting community awareness of science and coordinating National Science Week.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Hosted by Sponsored by

VICT4W Chair Presents to United Nations in New York

The Chair of Vic ICT for Women, Chris Skipper-Conway, is currently in New York to champion gender diversity. She is presenting at a Parallel Forum that is running in conjunction with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) in New York. The theme for CSW62 is Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. The sub-theme is Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women. Chris will proudly share the efforts VICT4W has been instrumental in achieving on Thursday 15 March at 4:30pm US time as a speaker on the topic “Women’s Access, Participation and Portrayal in ITC and Media”. Naturally her focus will be on IT. She also hopes to be meeting with a number of delegates which will give her an opportunity to discuss the work VICT4W has  been doing and championing the initiatives underway and celebrating our amazing track record. Congratulations to Chris on this amazing trip and opportunity.

Importance of Women in IT – Diversity in Technology: Two perspectives

Diversity in Technology: Two perspectives Join us to hear from Gerard Florian, Group Executive Technology at ANZ and Stephanie Stevenson, Senior Manager Technology at ANZ, as they each share their experiences working to support and promote women in technology. Thursday 15 February 7:30am – 8:45am ANZ Centre, ​833 Collins Street, Docklands Upper Ground Floor Conference Suites Light refreshments provided on arrival $40.00 inc. GST for non-members $15.00 inc. GST for Members of Vic ICT for Women, ACS and PMI Melbourne Chapter Note: Employees of our Corporate and Education Sector Members also qualify for the discounted Member rate Registrations close 5 pm Tuesday 13 February Gerard has worked in technology for more than 30 years. He is responsible for defining ANZ’s technology strategy, and building and managing ANZ’s technology infrastructure. Stephanie has most recently worked on ANZ’s IT Strategy to assist with the delivery of the Digital banking agenda (ITaaS), translating strategy into action through initiatives supporting “as a Service” initiatives across the bank. Gerard and Stephanie are both passionate about creating a diverse Technology workforce and will be able to provide you with two different perspectives on what we can do to work towards achieving this goal. Light refreshments on arrival ABOUT GERARD FLORIAN Gerard is currently a Group Executive Technology at ANZ with over 30 years’ experience working in the technology industry. Gerard is responsible for defining ANZ’s technology strategy, and building and managing ANZ’s technology infrastructure. This includes overseeing the development of new technologies, implementing existing technologies to help the Bank reach their strategic goals and creating systems and processes to make the best use of ANZ’s resources. He was previously Chief Strategy Officer for the Global Cloud Business Unit at Dimension Data where he was instrumental in the establishment of a portfolio of cloud-enabled managed services operating on a global platform. Prior to that, Gerard was Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Dimension Data’s Australian division. He has also been a member of ANZ’s Technology and Digital Business Advisory Panel since it was established in 2015. ABOUT STEPHANIE STEVENSON Stephanie is currently Senior Manager Technology at ANZ. She has most recently worked on ANZ’s IT Strategy to assist with the delivery of the Digital banking agenda (ITaaS), translating strategy into action through initiatives supporting “as a Service” initiatives across the bank. As a technology leader, Stephanie believes strongly in collaboration, empowering and enabling teams, focusing on the customer and leveraging technology to provide better experiences for customers and employees. In support of this, she recently implemented a framework for distributed communications to empower teams to be visible and collaborative across a dispersed geography. Stephanie holds a diverse network of strong relationships at leadership level across the enterprise. She actively works to support and promote female leader by providing both 1-on1 as well as group mentoring and coaching for emerging female leaders in technology. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Hosted by Sponsored by

2017 Annual Report

The Board of VIC ICT for Women is pleased to present our Annual Report for 2017. You can download a PDF here or view the slideshow below. We wanted to extend our thanks to the Board for their tireless work over the past year to deliver programs and support women in tech careers, and especially wanted to extend our thanks to our many volunteers who truly make great things happen. Thank you. Vic ICT for Women 2017 Annual Report from Row Murray

2017 Annual General Meeting: All The Details Here

Notice of the annual general meeting of Vic ICT for Women This is to advise our members of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of Vic ICT for Women.   The details of this meeting are as follows: Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017 Time: 7.30am – 10am Address:  KPMG, Tower 2 – Level 36, 727 Collins Street, Docklands At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to find out about Vic ICT for Women’s programs and finances, and be asked to accept the FY 17 annual report and financial statements.  No special resolution/s will be proposed at the annual general meeting. You must be a financial member of the Victorian Women in ICT Network in order to vote at the meeting.   For board nominations, individual members are entitled to one vote. Download the Board Position Description here:  Click here to download the position description  To nominate for a Board Position, please use this form to submit your nomination: https://vicictforwomen.formstack.com/forms/board_nomination_2017 If you wish to vote and are unable to attend the AGM, you may nominate another member to vote on your behalf by completing the proxy form and returning it via email to [email protected] by 5pm, Friday 1 December 2017.  Individual and Associate Members: Download the proxy form here: VICT4W AGM 2017 Proxy Nomination form Indiv_Assoc v1.2  Corporate and Educational members: Download the proxy form here: VICT4W AGM 2017 Proxy Nomination form Corp_Ed v1.2 Please RSVP using this form: https://vicictforwomen.formstack.com/forms/2017_agm_rsvp

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Callout for Board Members

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED, THANK YOU. Vic ICT for Women is delighted to announce that it’s that time of year again – our Annual General Meeting is coming up and we are officially calling for board members. Be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter at the bottom of this page to be notified of the AGM and board nominee process. To read the position description, click here: Position description for Board Member v1.10. To read all of the details of the 2017 AGM, including dates, forms, RSVPs and more, please visit this page: http://www.vicictforwomen.com.au/2017/11/14/2017-annual-general-meeting-all-the-details-here/ To read the Constitution, please click here: http://www.vicictforwomen.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Constitution-for-Victorian-Women-in-ICT-Network-Incorporated_v1.6.pdf

Importance of Women in IT

Laws of Attraction Find out what really attracts Australian candidates to the workplace and discover what women in the workforce are really looking for Thursday 16 November 7:30am – 8:45am ANZ Centre, ​833 Collins Street, Docklands Upper Ground Floor Conference Suites Light refreshments provided on arrival $40.00 inc. GST for non-members $15.00 inc. GST for Members of Vic ICT for Women, ACS and PMI Melbourne Chapter Note: Employees of our Corporate and Education Sector Members also qualify for the discounted Member rate Registrations close 5 pm Tuesday 14 November Join us to hear from Caroline North, Marketing and Research Specialist with over 15 years’ experience working in leading research agencies and commercial companies across the globe. Caroline spent her early career in the UK before moving to Australia in 2006. She is currently Research Manager at SEEK.com.au, where she provides research guidance and insights to better understand the SEEK customer needs and to ensure effective insight driven communications are developed. Caroline has experience with both Qualitative and Quantitative research techniques across many different markets (B2B, FMCG, Pharma, Not for Profit/Social Enterprise, Govt.). She also has extensive experience in Brand and Communication Management, developing and executing effective brand strategies and communication programs. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Hosted by Sponsored by

Australian businesses warned to prepare now for legislative changes on way

Australian businesses have been warned that they need to start preparing for legislative changes that will be introduced early next year. The long-awaited Notifiable Data Breaches Bill legislates that from February 2018, businesses can no longer keep quiet about cyber security breaches.  The Bill legislates that any organisation that is accountable to the Privacy Act will be required to inform the Australian Information Commissioner and members of the public if their data has been compromised. The new legislation mandates that businesses must notify government authorities as soon as is practical of a business being aware, or ought to reasonably be aware, that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a serious data breach. The Bill brings Australia into alignment with other countries and will provide Australians with greater clarity about the privacy of their personal information. There have been a number of highly publicised breaches in Australia, and plenty of evidence that organisations haven’t had effective process or procedures in place to prevent the breaches. Not informing affected parties has also been an ongoing trend among companies. Australian cyber-security provider Alanta-Group CEO Rodd Cunico said there were an estimated 14,800 cybersecurity incidents affecting Australian businesses in 2015/16. These have resulted in significant direct and indirect costs, relating both to resources to investigate the extent of the intrusion, understanding the harm and the legal costs when impacted third parties may sue for negligence or breach of contract. Cyber attacks include information warfare, cyber espionage, cyber crime, cracking and cyber terror. Motivations include military or political dominance, gaining intellectual property, economic gain, ego and political change, he says. Cyber security is the responsibility of every single person within an organisation, he says. “The threat from cyber and terrorist acts has never been greater. Almost daily we hear of organisations and nation states that have been compromised, lost critical business or customer data, held to ransom or suffered material damage to their reputations,” Cunico says. “I’ve watched these risks amplify in line with the adoption of mobile devices, social applications, cloud computing and the ever-increasing range of internet and digital services including IOT connected devices.” Preventing your organisation requires coordinated efforts throughout an information system. These includes looking at application security, information security, network security, disaster recovery, operational security and end-user education, Cunico says. “Your organisation is only as strong as your weakest link. It’s paramount that employees understand the importance of avoiding phishy emails, keeping software updated, using secure internet connections and multiple strong passwords or multi-factor authentication. Chris Skipper-Conway is the CEO of Melbourne specialist IT recruitment firm GMT People. She has noticed a rapid increase in the number of employers seeking specialist IT experts with a demonstrated understanding of cyber security. “Cyber security is big business in Australia, and employers are constantly approaching us with specialist requests for IT experts with experience in the IT space. It’s not surprising given that cyber breaches result in billions of dollars’ worth of financial gain around the world every single …