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ACS Conversation Circles (NT): Supporting Women in Tech

Unpacking the barriers and challenges for women in the tech sector

Event Start: Thu 22 Feb 05:30 PM
Event Finish: Thu 22 Feb 07:30 PM

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Registration End Date: Wed 21 Feb 09:00 AM


<p><strong>IMPORTANT NOTICE: </strong>PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY.<br><br>*If you are not a current ACS member, you will be asked to &#39;create an account&#39;. Your details will be used for registration processes only. If you experience technical issues, please contact Lauren.Hall@acs.org.au.</p> <p> </p> <p>This is a women&#39;s in-person event to be held in Darwin, NT.</p> <p> </p> <p>As reported in 2023&#39;s Australia’s Digital Pulse, approximately 30% of Australia’s technology professionals are women, with progress toward improving representation and equal participation of women in the workforce being 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>5.30pm - Registrations open</p> <p>6:00pm - Discussion commences</p> <p>7:00pm - 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 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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48 - 50 Smith Street,Darwin,NT,Australia

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  • Darwin Innovation Hub
    48 - 50 Smith Street
    Darwin NT 0800
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  • Event Start: Thu 22 Feb 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Thu 22 Feb 07:30 PM
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