“Women leaders are the most untapped
competitive edge for the future global world.”

- Australian Computer Society



Hosted by Australian Computer Society, we are putting the design of the future in the hands of women across Australia and Silicon Valley to co-create best practices together.

Hosted by Australian Computer Society, events will take place from 6-9pm in Brisbane (Nov 4), Sydney (Nov 6), and Melbourne (Nov 7) and San Francisco (Nov). In addition, there will be a special student oriented event at UTS on Oct 9.

Uniquely, this 4 city forum will be interactive and action oriented. Every participant will contribute ideas from their experience to create a collaborative best practices for changing the dialogue and practice of women working in tech today. In addition, build the strategy for a strong pipeline of women entering the technology industries.

The culmination of ideas from these events and contributions from young women across Universities in Australia, will be distributed in a practical study for all partners.

"Today, around the world,
some 250 million fewer women than men are online."
- UN Commission


Our women leaders work on both sides of the ocean. From Australia to Silicon Valley and beyond, we are connecting the dots in the technology fields.

Marti Grimminck, International Connector
Dawn Lillington, Australian American Chamber of Commerce

Amy Meyer, Censia
Andra Keay, Silicon Valley Robotics
Christine Hawkins, HP Inc
Frances van Ruth, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Jackie Yuen, Distinguished Wine Partners
Jane Sloane, The Asia Foundation
Jean Hayden, Google
Margaret Donoghue, CSIRO
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, Women's Campaign International
Maxine Minter, Radvocate
Sally Dominguez, Adventurous Thinking
Sarah Eathorne, Insightly
Sarah Nichols, Nichols Law
Shelley Parsons, Levis
Sue Keay, CSIRO
Sue-Ellen Speight, INTL FCStone
Tessa Forshaw, Stanford d.school
Vanessa Wilson, StorReduce

The Leadership team meet virtually and in person to drive the direction of the content of the program based on their experience within their various careers and organizations. These accomplished women will be leading the discussions at the events.


"Interestingly, technology is the only STEM discipline
where the participation of women has declined in the past 20 years."
- Tech Leader Judith Spitz



Partnerships are available for one event or all four events.

Partnership includes:
- Featured Speaking Opportunities 
- Invitations to the event for employees
- Participation from women employees in our interactive online study (a fun sought-after experience!)
- Collaboration with Australian Computer Society
- Access to the findings from the study - Add on opportunity to hold internal events around the findings
- Featured at event as a sponsor
- Featured on study as a sponsor
- Featured as a sponsor in joint press release
- Content for social channels and online

Contact Us:

For more information, please contact our Event Manager, Rachel Head:

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