16 Sep And the 2019 #TechDiversity Champion is …
Last Thursday saw the culmination of a year’s work to conclude the #TechDiversity Awards for 2019. The evening was all about the heart and soul of people genuinely wanting to make a difference – where diversity is not just a word, but where real action is being taken.
FourPL were once again proud sponsors of the event since it’s inauguration 4 years ago. This year we hosted not only our customers but also young adults our customers felt would benefit from attending the event. Our aim was to inspire, to demonstrate what can be achieved, and to encourage them to be part of the difference.
And so, onto the winning nominations…
#TechDiversity Champion 2019
The 2019 #TechDiversity Champion was the VICICT4WOMEN (Victoria) led by Chris Skipper Conway.
Vic ICT for Women is passionate about getting more women into Technology, impacting 4,000 people in the past two years. The organisation offers a suite of programs allowing women to embrace their career options through all stages. Programs are divided into five main streams; Attracting, Join In, Retain, Progressing and Leading. Within these stream, various programs and initiatives are run and operated by Vic ICT for Women. Some of these programs include Go Girl Go For IT, Grad Girls, Mentor(she:) and more. Vic ICT for Women believes Tech and Digital offer great career opportunities and options for women and actively seeks to demonstrate this to all ages, starting with schoolgirls all the way to working with industry leaders to shape the future and forming the critical link between government, business, the education sector and other industry associations.
Other 2019 #TechDiversity Winners
- Business: Project Evolve at nbn – nbn
- Education: girledworld Pty Ltd – girledworld Pty Ltd
- Government: Innovation Catalyst Global | FindHer – CSIRO
- Media and Advertising: Go Girl, Go for IT – Go Girl, Go for IT
- Peoples’ Choice: Australia’s Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders – Deloitte Digital
Full list of 2018 Merit Award Winners
All nominations can be accessed and reviewed on the #TechDiversity website.
Inclusion and Diversity – Framework for Change (Motorola Solutions Australia)
Indigenous Female Technology Leader creating cultural story telling in Mixed Reality (Indigital)
MYOB – Developer Program (MYOB)
NAB Women in Technology & Operations Work Immersion Program (NAB)
Project Evolve at nbn (nbn)
VIC ICT for Women (VIC ICT for Women)
Aiman Hamdouna (Hatch Quarter)
Coder Academy (Coder Academy)
girledworld Pty Ltd (girledworld Pty Ltd)
Australia Post Technology Academy (Australia Post)
Combatting Homophobia with creative technologies (Mighty Serious)
Innovation Catalyst Global | FindHer (CSIRO)
Project Evolve at nbn (nbn)
Australia’s Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders (Deloitte Digital)
Go Girl, Go for IT (Go Girl, Go for IT)
STEM Hub (STEM Hub + STEM Academy)
That Startup Show (That Startup Show)