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ACS takes lead in addressing gender inequity in the ICT sector

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016

Yesterday Senator the Honorary Michaelia Cash delivered the National Press Club Address for International Women’s Day and in this address the Senator who is Minister for Employment, Minister for Women and also Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, drew on critical findings from various areas of research including considerable ACS research to highlight the need for greater training and a change in acceptance of gender equality in STEM based industries.

This speech follows on from the excellent work on the recently released ACS report titled “The Promise of Diversity – Gender equality in the ICT profession” which was commissioned by ACS’s first female President Brenda Aynsley OAM FACS.

The ACS was congratulated for our work on gender diversity within the first moments of the speech. We were also the subject of one of the press questions from respected political journalist Bernard Keane of Crikey.

You can visit http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/national-press-club-address/NC1607C004S00#playing to watch the full address, and our mentions begin at the 6:05 mark and 44:29 mark of the broadcast.