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Girls in Tech: Inspiring the Next Generation of Creative, Entrepreneurial and Digital Women.


27 May 2016

Did you know only a quarter of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians are women? Yet jobs that require these skills are the fastest growing and amongst the most highly paid.

As part of VIVID Sydney, Intel has gathered together a panel of experts, teachers, industry leaders and girls themselves, to discuss what is stopping girls from embracing STE(A)M and how we can help to inspire the next generation of young women to become innovators and entrepreneurs. Discover how to break down stereotypes, how to speak to girls about STEM careers and what working in a STEM career is really like. Find out about the latest research on girls in technology so you will be able to take away a practical guide on how to inspire girls with hands on activities in your school or classroom.

This event is designed to help change minds and change lives!

Expert Speakers Include:

  • Kate Burleigh, Managing Director, Intel Australia
  • Sarah Moran, Founder, Girl Geek Academy
  • Felicity Furey, Founder, Power of Engineering
  • Karsten Schulz, Program Director, Digital Careers
  • Cathie Howe, Manager, Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre
  • Zeina Chalich, Leader of Learning & Innovation, St Finbar's Primary School
  • Sunny South, Teacher Librarian, Sydney Secondary College Leichardt
  • Abi Woldhuis, Teaching & Learning Innovator, Roseville College
  • STEM / Maker / Girl Geek, Luna from St Finbar's Primary School

Details

Event Title: Girls in Technology: Inspiring the Next Generation of Creative, Entrepreneurial and Digital Women
When: Saturday 11th June 12-2pm
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks
Essentials Information: Light Refreshments will be provided
Registration

All proceeds from the event will be contributed to the School Library Association of NSW's efforts to empower the 'Women Leaders in Technology' group working out of Nepal Communitere, a space of creativity and innovation to sustainably rebuild, renew and develop Nepal by being a place that fosters creativity and connectivity, inspiring the Nepali and international development efforts. If however cost is a barrier for you or someone you know, please let us know and we will organize complimentary tickets!