Microsoft IT-Girls 2012

Microsoft IT-Girls 2012 (formerly known as DigiGirlz) was held to a packed theatre on Monday 2nd April 2012 at the Microsoft offices. Over 150 girls from 16 schools participated in a full (and pretty exhausting) day of workshops, presentations and careers panels, to learn more about the career opportunities for women in ICT. The audience…

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Women in IT at Tech ED Australia 2011

This year we once again celebrated the Women in IT at Tech ED. Turns out it was the BIGGEST Women in IT event we have ever held in Tech Ed Australia with almost 100 people attending! We were fortunate enough to have as our Keynote speaker, Lynn Langit from Microsoft US share the amazing work…

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Women in IT Community Contributor of the Year Award

It’s time to nominate yourself or someone you know for the Annual Women in IT Community Contributor of the Year Award! The 2011 Women in IT Community Contributor of the Year Award will be awarded during the Women in IT Lunch at Tech•Ed 2011 on the Gold Coast. So come on – tell us your…

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Geek Girl Blogs Podcast

Before I started working at Microsoft, I used to record a monthly podcast that features some of the amazing Tech Women I had the fortune of meeting. Unfortunately, as things got busier and busier, I struggled to get the time to record, edit, encode & post the sessions. Recently, I was invited to be on…

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Women in IT Luncheon – Tech Ed Australia 2010

It would be hard *not* to know that Microsoft held a Women in IT function at Tech Ed Australia this year… What some might not know is that the Women in IT event is something that we have hosted at Tech Ed Australia for the last 3 years now. I have had the fortune to…

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Tech Ed Australia 2010 – Women in IT Luncheon

At Tech Ed Australia last year over 80 attendees rolled up their sleeves and got hard to work playing with Lego at the Lego Serious Play Women Build Event we held as the Women in IT function. This year, for our Women in IT event we have decided to do things a little differently… Last…

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Are you interested in a Technical Role Working at Microsoft?

Microsoft has been recognised locally & world wide for its policies that help support & encourage a diverse culture. But its not enough – we want more women working here – especially in Technical roles! We have an upcoming series of Webinars that will showcase 12 women from different countries talking about the roles they…

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Microsoft DigiGirlz Australia Event held on Ada Lovelace Day: 24th of March 2010

On Wednesday the 24th of March 2010, we held the first Australian DigiGirlz Event here at The Microsoft North Ryde office. We had over 120 attendees from 7 local schools – North Sydney Girls High School, Riverside Girls High School, St George Girls High School, Strathfield Girls High School, PLC Croydon, Ravenswood, Abbotsleigh and MLC….

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Microsoft Australia to host the first Australian DigiGirlz Event

Minister Jodi McKay MP keynoted a recent Females in Telecommunications & Technology luncheon to celebrate International Women’s Day. During the event, she highlighted one of the biggest challenges facing Women in Technology: One in five Australians studying to work in ICT was female, and the number is currently in decline. On the 24th of March,…

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Barbie as a Computer Engineer?

Well, I never thought my blog would ever mention Barbie – but then again, it never occurred to me that I would have a mini-me in Lego, so the wonders never cease! 🙂 And as it seems to be a toy themed week, I thought why stop now! Admittedly, the only thing I ever liked…

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