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ACS Panel Discussion - A World of Female Leadership - The conversation continues..

This is the second of the two-part discussion, where Jo Stewart-Rattray, ACS Vice President (Communities), will be joined by two diversity and equality advocates to delve into the differing global perceptions in relation to diversity and inclusion in the tech workforce.

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Thu, 05 Aug, 05:00 PM

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    Tue, 10 Aug, 05:30 PM

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    Tue, 10 Aug, 06:30 PM
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<br><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: 13.0pt;"><span><span>ACS Panel Discussion: A World of Female Leadership ~ The conversation continues.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span>A recent global survey about the tech workforce highlighted that there are differing global perceptions in relation to diversity and inclusion which has only been further highlighted by the COVID 19 pandemic.</span></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span>It appears that men and women do think quite differently!</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span>Jo Stewart-Rattray, ACS Vice President Community Boards, will moderate a fireside chat with two Australian based diversity and equality advocates who will dig deeper into the results of the survey; explore the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workforce, and the effect they both have on the organisational bottom line. She also looks into how the pandemic has changed the way in which women work and manage the balance between ‘home’ and ‘work’.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span>Jo Dalvean, ACS Victoria Branch Chair, and Rechelle Leahy, Board Director and Social Entrepreneur, will share with Jo how they believe we can each make a difference to bring equality of thought and action into play. This is very much a discussion for both women and men.</span></span></span><br><br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1625813844000"></img><br><br><br><br><br><b>Notice for all attendees including ACS Professional Year Students</b><br>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours, Professional Year students need to attend the online event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team.<br><br>If a cloaking software program is used when connecting to an online event, your attendance cannot be recorded and CPD hours cannot be allocated. This does not include the use of VPN.<br><br><u><b>Please allow up to 2 weeks for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile.</b></u><br> 

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Jo Stewart-Rattray

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Jo Stewart-Rattray FACS CP (Cyber)

Jo has over 25 years’ experience in the IT field some of which were spent as CIO in the Utilities and as Group CIO in the Tourism space, and with significant experience in the Information Security arena including as CISO in the healthcare sector. She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management. She specialises in consulting in risk and technology issues with a particular emphasis on governance and security in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across a number of industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, manufacturing, tertiary education, retail, healthcare and government. Jo has extensive board and committee experience. She has chaired a number of ISACA’s international committees including the Board Audit & Risk Committee, Leadership Development and Professional Influence & Advocacy. She served as an Elected Director on ISACA’s international Board of Directors for seven years and was the founder of its global women’s leadership initiative, SheLeadsTech

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Jo Dalvean

Jo Dalvean

Jo Dalvean MACS (Snr) CP
Jo is the ACS Victoria Branch Chair. Jo specializes in the governance, change processes and delivery of digital projects, with a focus on improving customer trust in systems and data. Her recent experience includes strategy, planning  and service design roles in eResearch, Analytics and Reporting. Her early background is tech and publishing.

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Rechelle Leahy

Rechelle Leahy

Rechelle Leahy
A strong leader, and Independent Director of the National Rural Women’s Coalition. Rechelle is a principal sector specialist in governance, contract management, procurement and social policy issues. Rechelle’s passion lies with gender equality, equity and improving policy through advocacy, specifically related to the specialised issues of rural, regional and remote (RRR) women and girls in Australia.

Rechelle provides technical expertise and specialist advice to government, and other institutions on policy, strategy, research and advocacy in key areas of social policy including gender equality, disability services, domestic violence, rural and regional workforce planning and employment, and technological and communications access focussing on the needs of RRR women and girls of Australia through her business RegionalCollab, and as a representative on many Boards and Committees.

She is also a startup Founder of iDecide a tech platform storing, sharing and managing end-of-life documentation including Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives.

Rechelle has actively built a profile advocating for rural women and girls nationally and internationally. In 2018 & 2019 Rechelle represented civil society in New York, at the United Nations – Commission for the Status of Women as an Independent Director of the National Rural Women’s Coalition. She will again represent Australia in 2021 as a delegate to the United Nations.

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