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ACS Panel Session: Breaking the Glass Ceiling - Women in Leadership

Join our inspiring panelists who will discuss and provide advice on how to increase the number of female leaders in the workplace and achieve gender leadership parity within the innovation and technology industries.

Event Start: Wed 27 Oct 06:00 PM
Event Finish: Wed 27 Oct 07:00 PM


Registration End Date: Tue 26 Oct 05:14 PM

<p>The ACS Digital Pulse 2021 report highlights that women continue to be significantly underrepresented in the technology workforce, making up only 29% of the workforce and the figure is growing by less than 1% every year.</p> <p> </p> <p>The report finds that increasing gender diversity in the technology workforce could grow the Australian economy by $1.8 billion per year on average, over the next 20 years. In employment terms, this would create almost 5,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs.</p> <p> </p> <p>One of the other biggest discrepancies noticed in the ICT sector across all industries is the poor representation of female leadership and in senior management roles. </p> <p> </p> <p>This panel of established leaders and professionals will discuss some ways we can and should increase the number of female leaders in the technology, entrepreneurship and innovation sectors. They will also share their personal experience, journeys and insight on how they reached their management positions, and how they broke through the glass ceiling.</p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1634173416000"></img><br><br><u><b>Notice for ACS Members</b></u><br><br><i>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours. Please be aware that you will 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.</i><br><br><u><b>Please allow up to 1 week for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile.</b></u></p> <p><i>For the sole purpose of registering you for this event, your registration details have been shared with Redback conferencing.<br>Please refer to the Redback Data Policy at<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br>for confirmation that the data will not be used for any other purpose outside of this webinar.</i></p>

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Lucy Lin

Lucy Lin

Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Forestlyn

Lucy is a strategic growth advisor and helps entrepreneurs, scaling businesses, and established organisations navigate through business growth, digital transformation and commercialisation strategies. She is passionate about the customer, emerging technologies and encouraging companies to think globally and outside the box. Lucy works in partnership with founders, startups, small-medium size businesses, non-profits, universities, corporations, and the government on market testing, new business models, go-to-market, funding and international expansion engagements. With an extensive marketing background (American Express, Qantas Airways, HERE Technologies, Linklaters Law), Lucy is also a two times founder with an award-winning mobile app and a global marketing consultancy. She is a global citizen and deeply understands the international audience and landscape having worked in Australia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and the UK. Lucy is a strong believer in diversity, and is a proud woman in tech, bringing fresh thinking and alternative ideas to any board and team. An advocate for education, Lucy also holds a Master of Commerce (majoring in Marketing and Strategic Management), a Communications undergraduate degree and is currently the President of the University of Sydney Business School Alumni Network.

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Rupert Grayston

Rupert Grayston

CEO, Australian Computer Society

Rupert Grayston is the ACS CEO.  Following an 11-year stint at Engineers Australia as the Executive General Manager of Professional Standards and Practice, Rupert held roles at the Office of Professional Standards Council and the Australian Property Institute.  Rupert holds a degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management.

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Sally Browner

Sally Browner

CEO, Goanna Education

Sally is a passionate teacher with a diverse CV. Sally has worked in banking, advertising, high school and now in technology education. Her particular areas of interest include looking for innovative ways of linking industry and education, getting students ready for the work market by equipping them with relevant skills and helping teachers become more confident with technology.

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Belinda Cheng

Belinda Cheng

Director, Asia-Pacific Tax Innovation Hub and EY Foundry Leader
Belinda has spent over 15 years working in professional services, both as a client-facing professional and leading their innovation, strategy and operations teams.
As EY's Asia-Pacific Tax Innovation Hub Leader, she works as a corporate innovator and intrapreneur.  Her purpose is to help incubate emerging technologies and products that make impact, drive efficiencies and create better experiences for EY's clients and employees.  She is also the leader for the EY Foundry, an early stage start-up incubator that operates across Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN.
A passionate D&I advocate, she is a co-founder of Women in Innovation Sydney, which is a community network comprising more than 350 female founders, corporate innovators, designers and creatives. She is also an active member of EY's cultural diversity network which nurtures and promotes culturally and linguistically diverse leaders.

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ACS Panel Session: Breaking the Glass Ceiling - Women in Leadership

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