Second Girls in Tech event to be held in Melbourne

Monday, 15 April, 2019

Second Girls in Tech event to be held in Melbourne

The second annual Catalyst Conference in Melbourne will be hosted by Girls in Tech from 15–16 May 2019.

The conference is designed to spark ideas and encourage innovation from inspiring women leaders. It will feature high-energy keynotes, inclusive panel discussions and breakout sessions hosted by those at the forefront of the technology and business sectors.

Last year, Catalyst attracted an audience of over 300 attendees from every corner of tech: entrepreneurs, software engineers, product marketers, venture capitalists, high-tech employees, students, digital marketers, innovators and more.

“When you title something ‘inspire’, like we did last year, you separate out the actual inspiration from delivering an exceptional event. The engagement, feedback and responses from attendees long after the conference showed we’d achieved exactly that,” said Jessica Box, Co-Managing Director of Girls in Tech Australia.

“Since then, we’ve focused on making this year’s conference even more inspiring and really integrate ‘tech’ into the fabric of the experience. When you attend in May, you’ll be able to choose your own adventure — from meeting your next mentor 1:1 to finding a business partner, and even more than that, connecting with future friends and support network.”

Among the key leaders and experts that will be hosting panel discussions, keynotes and workshops are:

  • Adriana Gascoigne: CEO and Founder, Girls in Tech
  • The Hon Philip Dalidakis: MP for Victorian Parliament
  • Eva Cheng: Deputy Director, Women in Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney
  • Rhys Hayes: Founder of IE Digital, Silicon Block, FoyerLive
  • Dr Susan Entwisle: Vice President, Head of Digital Engineering – APAC, Cognizant
  • Susie Jones: Co-Founder and CEO Cynch Security
  • Julie Miller Sensini: General Manager, Kmart Living and Design

The audience will have the opportunity to hear from those experts on topics, such as:

  • Educating male leaders on being advocates for women
  • Learnings from cross-sector collaborations for Women in Tech outreach
  • Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The full list of speakers, topics and detailed agenda will be shared in the coming weeks.

Attendees will walk away with tactical skills, the know-how to navigate the twists and turns of their careers, and most importantly, female role models and mentors they’ll have a chance to connect with during the event and continue engaging with as they go through their career.

“Catalyst is about creating a meeting place, open to all, where attendees get amped about their career and the meet communities of people who can help them get where they want to go,” said Adriana Gascoigne, Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech.

Image courtesy of Girls in Tech.

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