CREATE A WORLD-CLASS WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
BUILD YOUR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Develop your women with our leading Women in Technology activities.
Working with your women to build your program
We work with the senior women in your company to create a bespoke program that builds on the work your team has already achieved, adding industry best-practice to build a world-class Women in Technology program aligned to the needs of your workplace and your women.
Women in Technology programs often identify a number of common challenges we aim to overcome:
- The raw number of women in technology is still relatively low, with all levels requiring improvement in both recruitment and retention
- Declining % of girls entering into Technology related degrees reduces the pipeline of women – what role can your Women in Technology play in redressing this issue?
- Career opportunities in technology are not well understood both by women in industry and women considering technology careers
- General perception issues around whether technology is a career path welcoming women, due to the overrepresentation of men currently in the sector
Gender diversity programs must be leader led. Cultural change programs can only be successful if led by leaders. The success of Women in Technology programs globally is due to the support of the technology leadership teams and the unwavering efforts of your company’s senior women leaders in role modelling and encouraging participation and change. This is a unique opportunity for your company to show industry leadership.
The Women in Technology training program will equip senior women leaders in your company with the skills to develop a program that will see:
- Increased diversity at all levels in Technology
- Retention of talented women in the workforce (reduction of ‘opting out’)
- Improved pipeline of women graduates / girls opting to study technology related disciplines
- your company become an employer of choice for women
“ As a major employer in the technology industry, this partnership is helping us deliver on our commitment to supporting gender diversity and the push to see more women in technology. I knew Girl Geek Academy were already changing outcomes for women in tech and having great success – and this was an opportunity to broaden the program’s reach and positively impact our employees too. You can’t just have a morning tea on international women’s day and expect results … It’s not about fixing our women, it’s about every single person working in technology thinking differently about everything from how we recruit to how roles are defined. Sarah and the Girl Geek Academy pitched the idea as an opportunity to come together, use our knowledge and our networks to tackle the issues facing women in technology together.
– Dayle Stevens, Divisional CIO, National Australia Bank (2017)
OUR PROGRAMS ARE TAILORED TO
YOUR COMPANY NEEDS
Personal and professional development opportunities.
Creating experiences that expand horizons.
Nurturing the networking and support for women.
Opportunity for women to tackle the gender diversity imbalance in our industry.
Our technical workshops are facilitated by Girl Geek Academy trainers and are tailored to your workplace needs. All of our workshops are available as excursions too!
CODE IN A DAY
For girls ages 5-8
Girls aged 5-8 years old will learn to build the internet. The sessions incorporate a series of offline activities, including listening to STEM stories and learning and sharing insights about safety on the internet. They will apply the basic coding concepts to be able to customise their own games in a day. The girls become developers and game testers, as they play and share their games.
For girls ages 9-13
This workshop brings together various STEM activities including coding, robotics, programming and code breaking for a fun & exciting day that opens their eyes to their role in online safety as well as the potential career of cybersecurity – one of the most in-demand professions in Australia.
For high school girls ages 13-17
The #SheMakesGames Workshop is for secondary school girls who want to learn more about game jams, the game making process and the wide range of career options directly from amazing women who are working in the gaming industry right now.
GIRL GEEK IN RESIDENCE
We have worked with a number of Australian corporates on intimate programs focused on capability uplift of women in tech from graduate programs through to senior leadership.
Our flagship program in this space is Girl Geek in Residence, where our team work closely with technology teams to increase the professional development of women in technology by running Girl Geek Academy programs in-house.
We know every company is different, so we’d love to hear more bout your professional development needs. Get in touch!