Last night ACS, in collaboration with VicICTforWomen, held Australia’s first cross industry hackathon. The events purpose was to find ways to identify powerful new solutions that have the potential to create a measurable and timely increase to the number of Australian women in Senior Tech roles. Guided by some of Melbourne’s most creative facilitators, the evening tapped into the minds of a lively cross section of men and women working within the key fields that shape IT career paths; finance, procurement, recruitment, education, IT Operations, HR and professional services.
Attended by over 100 senior leaders from Australia’s top corporates, their suppliers and universities, #Leadershiphacks
was soon trending on twitter, and the new ideas pitched have already attracted strong interest by our top banking institutions. Key note speaker Ange Ferguson, Managing Director of Thoughtworks Australia, shared her successes and challenges in continuing to increase the number of women leaders in her organisation and the power of disruptive leadership.
Many thanks go to all the participant, facilitators and sponsors, NAB, CharterMason, Elabor8 and Peoplebank for helping us in making this such a successful event.The sharing, collaboration and innovation sparked by #LeadershipHacks can be followed on the LinkedIn group ICTWomen Leadership Hacks.