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ACS Conversation Circles (SA): Supporting Women in Tech

Unpacking the barriers and challenges for women in the tech sector

Registration End Date: Wed, 04 Oct, 10:00 AM

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<p><strong>IMPORTANT NOTICE: </strong>PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA</p> <p> </p> <p>This is a women&#39;s in person event to be held in Adelaide, South Australia.</p> <p> </p> <p>As reported in 2022&#39;s Australia’s Digital Pulse, approximately 31% of Australia’s technology professionals are women. While this figure is a slight increase on recent years, progress toward improving representation and equal participation of women in the workforce has been glacially slow. </p> <p> </p> <p>Of the women currently employed in technology roles, many have experienced and continue to face barriers and career challenges. From those navigating their way in the early stages of their career, through to established professionals, they all seem to face the same barriers. Job progression, network building, imposter syndrome, and a lack of opportunities for them to innovate and secure well-paying roles being just a few of the key issues faced by women across the Australian technology landscape.</p> <p> </p> <p>In an effort to help bridge the divide and support women in tech, ACS is eager to delve deeper into the wants and needs of women working in the sector. Through candid and open discussions, we’d like to gather broader and honest insights from women on their various pain points and understand how ACS might help solve them. </p> <p> </p> <p>Facilitated by ACS’ Vice President of Communities, Jo Stewart-Rattray, we warmly welcome and encourage all women working in technology to attend and participate in our series of conversation circles, so we can continue to work toward building an equitable and diverse Australian technology sector.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>AGENDA:</p> <p>5.00pm - Registrations open</p> <p>5:30pm - Discussion commences</p> <p>6:30pm - Networking and refreshments</p>

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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 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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Level 4, 45 Grenfell Street,Adelaide,SA,Australia

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  • Academy IT Pty Ltd
    Level 4, 45 Grenfell Street
    Adelaide SA 5000
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  • Event Start: Wed, 04 Oct, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Wed, 04 Oct, 07:00 PM
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