The Click List Showcase

We were delighted to partner with our Sponsor, AGL, to host a The Click List showcase on Tuesday 12th February in Docklands.

MICE BTN mag and The Click List

Australia’s Vic ICT 4 Women, an organisation for women in IT, has launched The Click List – a national list of qualified and female tech speakers. The  list is a free resource for event organisers to ensure gender equality at their events, according to  Vic ICT 4 Women Board member Rowena Murray, who said event organisers can no longer blame the limited pool of qualified women. Read the full article here: http://www.impactpub.com.au/micebtn/mice-news/86-news/mice-news/21640-ict-4-women-launches-speakers-list

Women Love Tech love The Click List

A list of engaging female tech speakers has been launched called The Click List by the group Vic ICT for Women, a professional organisation for women in IT. All too often there is a lack of female representation for event organisers to ensure gender equality at their events …. but now that is set to change. Vic ICT 4 Women, Board Member, Rowena Murray, said event organisers can no longer blame the limited pool of qualified women. “Australia has some of the most highly qualified, dynamic and interesting female tech speakers – we’re so sick of hearing the excuse that there were no women available. It’s time to put an end to the ‘all white middle-aged man’ panel – event organisers can do better than that.” Read the full article here: https://womenlovetech.com/list-of-female-tech-speakers-launched-called-the-click-list/

New list of female tech speakers aims to end male-dominated events

Event organisers who claim they ‘can’t find any women’ are fast running out of excuses, with a number of new resources opening up promoting female speaking talent. The latest is The Click List, and comes from Vic ICT 4 Women to focus on STEM events. It’s a free resource, offering female tech speaker suggestions for those organising panel sessions and other events in the sector. It aims to expand over the coming months, and already features speakers including research scientist Dr Caitlin Byrt, Uni Super CIO Anna Leibel and AGL CIO Dayle Stevens. I spoke to Rowena Murray, a Vic ICT 4 Women board member and key creator of the list, who told me it’s time to end the ‘all white middle-aged man’ panel. Read the full Women’s Agenda article here: https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/new-list-female-tech-speakers-aims-end-male-dominated-conferences/

Female tech speakers set to disrupt male dominated industry

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Vic ICT 4 Women board member Rowena Murray said Australia has some of the most highly qualified, dynamic and interesting female tech speakers. “We’re so sick of hearing the excuse that there were no women available,” she said. “It’s time to put an end to the ‘all white middle-aged man’ panel – event organisers can do better than that.” Murray believes a stronger female presence at tech industry events will have a positive flow-on effect for women in the workplace. “The lack of female representation at tech events is just the tip of the iceberg,” she said. “Not only is there a shocking gender gap in the tech industry, but it’s rife with discrimination. Women in tech are paid around 20 per cent less than men, are criticised more harshly, and it’s much harder for women to break into leadership roles.” Read the full article on CIM here: http://www.cimmagazine.com/female-tech-speakers-set-to-disrupt-male-dominated-industry/

Women in tech push for more speaker roles at events

A group of women who work in the technology sector has set up a list of their peers who can serve as speakers at tech events, in order that they can be better represented at such events. Vic ICT for Women, a professional organisation for women in IT, has kicked off The Click List — a country-wide list of highly qualified and engaging female speakers — in what it says is a move to “disrupt the male-dominated tech industry”. Rowena Murray, a board member of the organisation, told iTWire that the move was to meant to slowly increase female participation in tech conferences and other tech events. Read the full iTWire article here: https://www.itwire.com/strategy/81920-women-in-tech-push-for-more-speaker-roles-at-events.html

The Click List on ABC Radio Talk

Informed, entertaining, thought-provoking radio that asks the questions that Melbourne wants asked. Compassionate, confronting, and never dull, Jon Faine isn’t afraid to tackle the big issues and the big names while letting you have your say. Listen to Row Murray discuss The Click List, starting at the 1:11 mark on ABC Talk Radio here: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/mornings/mornings/9472474

Inspiring the next generation of female ICT leaders

According to a report by Australia’s Chief Scientist, women comprise just 16% of the total STEM workforce, a glaring statistic that has resulted in an increased focus to improve gender parity from leaders and organisations across society. In a bid to turn this around, a new initiative has been launched with the aim of inspiring more women to take up roles in ICT and disrupt what has traditionally been a male dominated industry. The Click List, which was unveiled by Vic ICT for Women – a professional organisation for women in IT – is a national list of highly qualified and engaging female speakers who work in the field of technology. Read the full article in The Educator Online here: https://www.theeducatoronline.com/au/technology/innovation/inspiring-the-next-generation-of-female-ict-leaders/247155

AFR talks to The Click List

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“A group of women in the Victorian technology industry have joined forces to bring more exposure to female leaders in the sector, and attempt to combat the endemic problem of “manels” (male-only panels) at tech conferences.” “Vic ICT 4 Women board member Rowena Murray told The Australian Financial Review she had been to so many conferences with manels she had lost count, so it was launching The Click List as an online directory for events organisers to discover top female speakers and experts.” Read more: http://www.afr.com/technology/tired-of-menonly-tech-conference-panels-vic-ict-4-women-creates-the-click-list-20180219-h0wcb3#ixzz58EGrd0qC Thanks to Yolanda Redrup for speaking to us about something we’re so passionate about.

Nomination News

The Click List and VIC ICT for Women teams are absolutely thrilled with the nominations that have been coming in since we started inviting people to become a part of a movement to gain a female, POC and non-binary share of voice in the STEM industry. We wanted to post and let people know that we have received over 150 nominations in the past week or so, and we have another list of over 200 speakers that we already know and love, to invite to be a part of The Click List. So if you have nominated, or have spoken with VICT4W in the past and are wondering if your invitation is coming by carrier pigeon, please bear with us! We’re so thrilled with the response and are getting through the nominations as quickly as we can. If you’d like to nominate someone for The Click List, please head over here and do so! Thank you for your patience everyone; we’re blown away.