Many passionate educators, groups and industry associations, working mostly on volunteer labour with limited funds, bring to school children, teachers, parents, return to workers and the general community a wide range of intervention programs such as:
Role modelling, career expos, conferences, online computer clubs, mentoring and showcase events of Go Girl Go For IT, Women in Technology Scholarships and Board Readiness Programs.
These groups consistently deliver outcomes and real results however also frequently require funds to sustain the effort. If you would like to help make a difference and actively assist - why not contact one or all the groups listed here and offer your support, financially, in-kind, facilities, or prizes - it all helps.
“Doing IT Around the World” profiles the lives and technology loves of 36 women across the globe, discovering what they do, how they contribute to our world and their shared passion for Innovation Technology. The end results — the “Doing IT Around the World Album Series” and the “August 11 - A Day in the Life of... Diary” — tell amazing real life stories and deliver an educational tool for school children. By demonstrating the multiple career paths and geographic locations that women with technology skills can and do take up, it is also a motivational tool for women to help address the issue of retaining women in technology industries. The Albums and Diary are available for free download
Australian Women in IT and Science Entity (AWISE) - www.awise.org.au
A national communications umbrella that forms a collaborative voice connecting ICT networks for women. National
Australian Women in IT (AusWIT ) - www.auswit.org
For academics and researchers
Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications - www.fitt.org.au
A network of women who have come together to encourage and support women and girls who want to reach their full potential in the information technology and telecommunications (IT&T) industry. NSW based.
Girls and ICT's - www.learningplace.com.au/ea/gicts
- promote Queensland girls and ICTs initiatives
- provide access to girls and ICTs resources and research
- share examples of successful Girls and ICTs practices and programs
- facilitate building partnerships between the education, industry and government sectors Qld based
Girls Into Doing Great IT Society - GIDGITS - www.gidgits.org
Gidgits is an association and club in Qld that has been set up to help girls learn heaps of amazing things about IT and also to help them get on board a career in the ICT industry. Qld based.
Women are IT - www.witwomen.org.au
an organisation providing a framework upon which women in Information Technology can extend their network and expand their knowledge in an environment that encourages open conversation and debate. We want to encourage women to choose I.T. as a career and raise the status of women in Australian business, in the I.T. industry Victorian, SA and WA based.
Women in Information and Communications - www.wic.org.au
An association designed to encourage women to enter the technology and communications industries and provide peer support for those in the industries - ACT based.
Women in IT Tasmania - www.acs.org.au/tas/wiitt/
provides networking, information exchange and professional development opportunities for women working in information technology or systems, or for those thinking about entering further study or employment in the industry. Tasmanian based.
Women in Technology - www.wit.org.au
To create a sustainable network of members focused on the advancement of women in technology industries. Qld based.
Web Women - www.webwomen.com.au
Education, referrals, and networking opportunities for women in the web industry. WA based
Note: No endorsement of this calendar is implied by a groups listing here.