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‘GoGirls – Showcasing the best of IT careers’

Friday, 18 Jul 2014

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The GoGirls team are back and ready to showcase the best of IT careers again next month.

GoGirl, Go for IT is a free IT career showcase run by the Victorian ICT for Women network, for all Secondary School Girls to experience the incredible range of careers that are available in IT.  GoGirl events are held every two years, with this year’s event scheduled to be held at Deakin University, Burwood on Tuesday 12th August, with 1500+ girls from 55 schools in attendance.  

The declining number of females studying business/IT or IT at a tertiary level indicates that too many girls just aren’t aware of the opportunities a career in IT can bring. The “Go Girl” event aims to put the best on show, so these young girls know that IT is IT!

Fi Slaven, Co-Director of Go Girls team, is delighted with the results…”We are now into the last month of planning, and are looking forward to the actual event and capturing all the enthusiasm that will occur, so that we can continue the education process during the "off" GG season. Certainly we have plans to continue activities quarterly during 2015, whilst we plan for a bigger and better 2016 GGG4IT”.

ACS is a long term supporter of Go Girls, and is delighted to be bronze sponsor of this year’s event. ICT for Women (SIG) team have proudly contributed to the show bags from the proceeds that were gained at this year’s International Women’s Day event. Our very own Asheley Jones, Head of Education and Workforce Planning at the ACS, was also Head of the School Liaison Committee and made sure the schools’ contact lists were set up and ready to go!

ACS wishes all the best for the GoGirls team next month. We understand some of our members will also be there as volunteers on the day, which is wonderful to hear. We are sure it will be a huge success, and this is just one more reason why it is a great time to be a woman in the IT industry.

If you are passionate about this topic or have any further questions please contact Mehrnoush Salehpour the Chair of ICT for Women (VIC) Mehrnoush.salehpour@acsmail.net.au