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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Females in IT and Telecommunications (FITT)

On 8 March to celebrate 101 years of International Women’s Day, eight inspiring students were sponsored by the Faculty to attend the Females in IT and Telecommunications (FITT) International Women’s Day luncheon at the beautiful Sheraton on the Park in Sydney.

In the spirit of this year’s United Nations theme the emphasis for this event was “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures”. The speakers for this event were: Eva Bishop, Sr. Director, VMWare; Fiona Floyd, CIO, Suncorp; and Deborah Hadwen, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services.

The issues covered were:
Can more be done within the industry to ‘connect’ early with the next generation of female employees, managers and business owners?
To what degree does the industry champion its role models?
How can we better present the ICT industry as having an ‘inspiring future’?

The students who attended were: Anmol Gupta (BEng); Ashley Knagge (BScIT/BBus); Christine Freeburn (BEng); Jacqueline Nguyen (BIT); Jenny Nguyen (BScIT); Daisy Yuan (BEng); Kerry-Ann Chapman(BScIT); Seline Hardy (BScIT/BBus). This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to meet and network with other women working in the ICT industry.

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