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MEDIA RELEASE - Celebrating Diversity on International Women's Day

February 20, 2014: The ACS Victorian Branch will host a breakfast on March 7, 2014 entitled “International Women’s Day: Celebrating Diversity” as they seek to encourage employment diversity throughout the ICT profession.

ACS Victoria Branch Chair Michelle Beveridge stressed the importance of International Women’s Day. “Too often the extraordinary contribution of women in the ICT industry is overlooked. This is a chance for us to celebrate those women who are inspiring change and creating diversity in the workplace.”

“We always planned to celebrate diversity in line with the 2014 IWD theme of inspiring change; we regret that we did not communicate our intent as effectively as we could, and apologise for any offence this has caused. Following strong public feedback, we’ve changed our event to make it absolutely clear that our focus on International Women’s Day is celebrating diversity and inspiring change.”

Details of the event can be found at http://www.acs.org.au/branches/victoria/events/upcoming-events

Further information

Thomas Shanahan, Australian Computer Society, 0449 902 130

Thomas.shanahan@acs.org.au

About the Australian Computer Society

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The Society exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.

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