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.

Importance of Women in IT October – Anneli Blundell

The invisible forces that shape women in leadership Date: Thursday, October 18th, 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 16 October Join us to hear Anneli Blundell take a practical look at the invisible forces that shape women in leadership and what each of us can do today to make a real difference. Gender equality is a tricky topic. Organisations and leaders know the conversation is important, but healthy discussion can be mired by political correctness, kneejerk responses or a hesitancy to engage at all. We’ll explore: Bias – it’s not the problem we think it is Backlash – how to overcome the double binds of regular career advice Blinkers – how the paradox of privilege keeps us stuck It’s time to get real. It’s time to review the data, share the research and encourage robust discussions that lead to real action. Are you ready?   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Meet Anneli Anneli Blundell is an author, speaker and communication expert, who has been working with clients to improve influence, engagement and impact for over a decade. She’s obsessed with decoding people dynamics for improved performance and specialises in interpersonal intelligence – the ability to understand and navigate the people dynamics in a given situation. Regularly rated in the top 5% of conference speakers, she’s known for her humour, insight and practical approach to navigating people problems. Anneli is the author of several books on shifting human behaviour with her latest book, Developing Direct Reports: Taking the guesswork out of leading leaders, providing a reference guide for developing leadership performance on the job. Incidentally she’s also a nifty parallel parker, a keen runner and a salsa dancing addict who has been featured as an expert across multi media publications including Foxtel’s Sky News-Business Success program, The Australian – Business Review, Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, The Advertiser, The Courier Mail, HuffPost, 3AW, and Modern Business Magazine, to name a few. Hosted by Sponsored by

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

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

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