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ACS South Australia Leadership Series

"The Promise of Diversity - Have we delivered?"

Registration End Date: Thu, 23 Jun, 05:00 PM

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  • where

  • Waymouth Room, The Gallery
    30 Waymouth Street
    Adelaide SA 5000
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 28 Jun, 12:00 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 28 Jun, 02:30 PM
  • event price

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<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>ACS South Australia Leadership Series:<br>The Promise of Diversity in ICT - Have we delivered?</strong></span></span><br><br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1654563638000"></img><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">According to ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse Report 2021, women currently make up 29% of Australia’s ICT workforce, and this is only growing by 0.75% per year. Doubling the rate that female participation is currently growing in the technology workforce would increase Australia’s economy by $1.8 billion every year on average for the next 20 years. At a time when labour shortages loom as a major issue in the ICT sector, it is vital that policy makers, employers, educational institutions and leaders in our community take practical action to resolve gender imbalance, recognise the promise of diversity and unlock the productivity dividend that women can offer our tech economy.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">The fireside chat on the ongoing Promise of Diversity in ICT with our female panel will discuss questions such as</span></span> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">What does Diversity mean in the new world order? </span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">What progress have we made in the last few years?</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">How has the pandemic changed the discussion for women and the future workforce?</span></span></li></ul> <br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Our guest speakers will draw on research from ACS, OECD and the UN to discuss these important issues, plus take you through their own journeys as women in ICT.</span></span><br>  <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><em><strong>Please join us for a two-course lunch and refreshments</strong></em><br>Tuesday 28th June 2022, <br>12pm - 2.30pm<br>Waymouth Room<br>The Gallery, 30 Waymouth Street Adelaide</span></span></div> <br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Registrations close 5pm Friday 17th June 2022.</span></span><br><br><br><em>*Parking facilities at: UPark Topham or Park on Franklin, Bentham Str</em><br> 


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Organisational capability development (OCDV) -> Level 5


Jo Stewart-Rattray

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Jo has over 25 years? experience in the IT field some of which were spent as CIO in the Utilities space, and 18 in the Information Security arena. She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management. Jo specialises in consulting in information security issues with a particular emphasis on governance 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, automotive manufacturing, tertiary education, retail and government. Jo is actively involved with the Australian Computer Society, at state and national level, and she is currently serving as an Elected Director on ISACA?s international Board of Directors and is Chair of its global women?s leadership initiative.

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Siobhan Casey

Siobhan Casey

Siobhan Casey

I am the Director, Scaleups & Innovation Labs with ACS and leverage over 25 years’ experience within the finance and logistics sectors developing operational and people strategies to ensure business success. I am passionate about 'customers' and 'small business' and love seeing the benefits of aligning the motivations of team resources to the implementation of business strategy, which is an approach I used in my former position as Board Advisor & COO of HashChing and CEO of the MFAA.

My career achievements are grounded in my expertise in a wide range of business disciplines. Along with communication skills which have enabled me to achieve 'stakeholder buy-in' from all levels (internal & external), I’ve been a devotee of martial arts since the age of 8; my training keeps me fit and also gives me a sense of self-discipline, as well as a broader context for my life and work.

On the education side I have an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), a Diploma in Project Management and a Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

I believe that real success comes from investing in all parts of your life - at home and at work. I use a memory of a powerful personal achievement to fuel my passion for pushing on to ever greater successes, both personal and professional, in each new day.

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Amanda Underwood

Amanda Underwood

Amanda Underwood
Manager, Leadership and Participation
Office for Women, Department of Human Services

Specialties: Policy development and evaluation, legal, government liaison, stakeholder engagement and management, diversity and inclusion, research and writing, economic development, leadership

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30 Waymouth Street,Adelaide,SA,Australia

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