Importance of Women in IT – Kate Jenkins

21/06/18 07:30 - 08:45
ANZ Centre
Address: 833 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria, Australia

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.




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