Our last meet up at Atlassian in December is going to be a good one, and you do not want to miss it!
There’s been quite a few videos and articles going viral in the last few months, calling our attention to how the IT industry is male dominated and can be a tough career path for women to navigate.
So, what can we do?
The evening is opportunity to discuss important topics around women and leadership, unconscious bias in media, expectations, society norms, and how we can ALL make positive steps towards a more gender balanced industry.
Atlassian’s Dana Chardon (Director of Risk) will kick things off with a talk around the main topics and an introduction to how the panel will run, including how to submit questions for the panel to consider.
Because this is human issue, we would like to emphasise guys (male colleagues, partners, friends etc) are all very much welcome at this event. (We have a male panelist) So please bring ‘em!
On the panel
- Dana Chardon - Atlassian – Director of Risk
- Nicky Ringland - University of Sydney – One of the founders of Grok Learning, an educational startup teaching the world to code. Nicky also runs the Girls’ Programming Network, a quarterly coding workshop for girls from all over Sydney.
- Simon Hildebrandt - PacketLoop (and Project Pulp) – A father, hacker, maker and podcaster, also a strong advocate of workplace diversity and a vocal proponent for encouraging and recruiting women for technical roles.
- Kim Herbert-Jones - Be Learning - Design and facilitates training in management and leadership skills. Her life experience has guided her to work with women, developing their skills and helping them realise their value in business.
- Liz Brown - Partner in Risk Services at Deloitte, specialising in IT Audit
Girl Geek Dinner Panel & Meetup at Atlassian
When: Tuesday 10 December, 6pm*
Where: Level 6, 341 George Street
(Enter via Wynyard St – look for this interesting clock)
*Note: Please try to arrive on time as the lifts need swipe access to get to Level 6. There will be someone to swipe people up, but they can’t stay downstairs forever!