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ACS Panel: Future of Women in Tech

Join us in Melbourne on Thursday 7 November to hear from a panel of leaders who will host an interactive panel and discuss best practices on building a gender equitable workplace and pipeline for new talent.

Registration End Date: Tue, 05 Nov, 05:00 PM

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  • where

  • ACS Melbourne Innovation Hub
    Level 14, 839 Collins Street
    Docklands VIC 3008
  • when

  • Event Start: Thu, 07 Nov, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Thu, 07 Nov, 09:00 PM
  • event price

  • Member: $25.00
  • Member-Concessional: $25.00
  • Non-Member: $35.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

<p><img alt="User-added image" src="https://id.acs.org.au/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0150o00000GUJbC&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1569745587000"></img><br><br>Hosted by ACS, we are putting the design of the future in the hands of women across Australia and Silicon Valley to co-create best practices together.<br><br>Uniquely, this 4 city forum will be interactive and action oriented. Every participant will contribute ideas from their experience to create collaborative best practices for changing the dialogue and practice of women working in tech today. In addition, the event will aim to help build the strategy for a strong pipeline of women entering the technology industries.<br><br><b>Key learning&#39;s will include:</b></p> <ul><li>How women provide the competitive edge for Australia and the global economy</li><li>Best practices on building a gender equitable workplace today</li><li>Best practices to build a gender equity pipeline for new talent</li></ul> We&#39;ll be joined by a number of key leaders in ICT who will make up our interactive panel, including:  <ul><li><b>Karen Gee</b> - Strategic Technology Leader</li><li><b>Janine Griffiths</b> - Managing Director of Accenture</li><li><b>Susan Doniz - </b>CIO of Qantas</li><li><b>Helen Fairclough - </b>Director of People, Culture &amp; Improvement at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)</li><li><b>Celeste Johnston </b>- CIO at Melbourne Convention &amp; Exhibition Centre (MCEC)</li></ul> <br>Don&#39;t miss this special event!

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 SCHEDULE  ACTIVITY
 05:30 PM - 06:00 PM  Registration                          
 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM  Speaker and Interactive Co-design Program                          
 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM  Networking & Refreshments                          
 09:00 PM - 09:00 PM  Event Close                          

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Panellist

Karen Gee

Karen Gee

Karen Gee is a strategic technology leader with a people-first focus and a history of driving cultural change by developing high performing teams for customer-centric, service focused and operational excellence environments.

Bringing more than 20 years’ experience across the local, regional and global ICT industry, Karen has demonstrated  experience in leading large and complex business change programs, including service delivery and program management in diverse and changing
environments.

Karen is a passionate and dedicated advocate for improving inclusion and diversity in the ICT industry, volunteering her time to various industry initiatives that encourage women in STEM.

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Janine Cheree Griffiths

Janine Cheree Griffiths

Janine is a highly experienced business advisor and consultant.  As a Managing Director with Accenture, Janine leads the Public Infrastructure, Transport and Cities practice within Accenture’s government business across Australia and New Zealand. As the leader of some of the largest and most complex programs Accenture has delivered, Janine brings her 25 years of experience to help clients transform and deliver business, technology, digital and citizen experience change - from initial strategy and planning to delivery and value realisation. 

In addition to her client portfolio leadership responsibilities, Janine is the Location Lead for Accenture’s Brisbane Office of more than 450 people, and is Accenture’s Asia Pacific Inclusion and Diversity Sponsor. 

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Susan Doniz

Susan Doniz

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Celeste Johnston

Celeste Johnston

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Helen Fairclough

Helen Fairclough

Helen Fairclough joined Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)  is Director of People, Culture and Improvement in 2014. Helen’s role involves attracting and cultivating an innovative, engaged, high performing workforce.

With her team Helen builds capability through a continued focus on the development of their people; championing diversity and inclusion; acquiring,  developing and supporting the business to retain talent; leading the business to better manage change; rewarding and recognising employees; and, providing sound industrial and employee relations advice.

Helen has also pursued a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University of Technology.

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Level 14, 839 Collins Street,Docklands,VIC,Australia

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