IT Screen Goddess Wannabe


I want to be on this IT Screen Goddess Calendar. I wish I could be miss May - Lucy Liu lookalike in the Charlie's Angels poster.


Anyway - failing in being a Calendar Goddess, I could always try out David Lempher's idea - going on a roadshow to speak to girls about IT as a profession instead...


Drop me a comment if you'd like to sign me up for a gig πŸ™‚

Comments (4)
  1. frankarr says:

    check out this article

    http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,19680979%5E15317%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html

    ‘Goddesses’ spruik careers

    Simon Hayes

    JULY 04, 2006  

    NAUGHTY calendars might be banned in most workplaces, but the IT industry is not letting that stop its latest attempt to break the geek stereotype, launching a calendar showing 12 female IT workers.

    In what would have to rate as the strangest attempt to garner publicity the industry has ever made, the Screen Goddess Calendar is being sponsored by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as part of an attempt to attract more women into the male-dominated industry.

    The calendar features "beautiful photos of real women working in the IT industry, in poses inspired by movie goddesses old and recent", promotional material reads.

    The poses includes famous movie scenes ranging from American Beauty, Basic Instinct, Pulp Fiction, Charlie’s Angels and Dr No.

    The women have also posed for a special Christmas card.

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    The calendar is due to be launched by ACS national vice president Catherine Jaktman at a function at Melbourne’s Young and Jackson Hotel on August 11.

    "The number one problem in getting girls to consider a career in IT is that there are not enough role models,” Ms Jaktman told AustralianIT. "This is really fun, and it profiles women who have made a significant contribution to IT."

    "We’re doing this to smash through the perception of the geeky technologist," the calendar’s website reads. "(And to) raise awareness of the diversity of women in IT, and raise money for non-profit groups that run initiatives to encourage females to take up technology studies."

    Cover model "Sonja" – posing the infamous rose petal scene from American Beauty, is listed as an IT manager from Queensland who encourages girls considering an IT career to "master the basics before the advanced".

    "Natalija", who poses as the Uma Thurman character Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction, is a web developer from Western Australia who learned to code HTML via email, and went on to set up her own internet development company.

    Related links

    http://www.itgoddess.info

  2. Sonja – Miss American Beauty from the IT Screen Goddess Calendar project emailed me:

    β€œHey howdy saw…

  3. MSDN Archive says:

    Hi Anna,

    Couldn’t add comments to your blog about the IT calendar – this will work too.

    My comment is: perhaps this calendar won’t do much good attracting girls to think about a career – maybe they become self-conscious etc.

    I think it would be better to make a calendar with male models, telling the world (and girls!) that not only geeks with glasses and pimples are working in IT – usually ‘nice’ guys, intelligent and (hopefully) making some good money….

    With a calendar like this you attract MORE guysdesparate nerds πŸ™‚

    Greetings from South Africa,

    Trois

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