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ACS supports international Girls in ICT day

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014

To celebrate international Girls in ICT Day 2014 on April 24, 2014, the Australian Computer Society is launching the first in a series of interviews capturing the stories of women working in the ICT profession.

Filmed in early 2014 at locations throughout Western Australia, and in conjunction with the ACS-WA Branch and ACS-Women Special Interest Group, these videos highlight the career paths and contributions made by women working across the private sector and academia.

Interviewees include entrepreneur Naomi Henn, academic Janice Cowan and ICT professionals Julie Newman, Lenka Bednarikova, Michelle Sandford and many others.

The interviews can be viewed on the ACS YouTube Channel at and through ACS publication Information Age at

Girls in ICT day is an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union and is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICT.

The ACS will also share local events celebrating the day through the official ACS Facebook page at

Further information

Thomas Shanahan, Australian Computer Society, 0449 902 130

About the Australian Computer Society

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The Society exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit for more information.