About Go Girl
Aims of the event
A common perception is that 'IT' means coding. Go Girl, Gp for IT challenges that view and aims to excite and engage female school students by introducing them to this world.
The one-day event focuses on inspiring students with fantastic role model speakers, showcasing technology of the future and challenging any preconceptions of what a career in IT might look like.
It opens up the possibilities of following careers in everything from analysis to user design to development to data science (just to name a few!).
Dozens of hands-on workshops, presentations and discussions provide girls with the right kinds of information to help them discover what a career in IT could mean for them.
Participants will walk away with the ability to make an informed decision on whether they want to pursue a career in IT.
Who should attend?
The event is open to all female students in years 5-12 from all Victorian primary and secondary schools.
We encourage all students to attend, whatever they are currently studying.
We also recommend that academic staff attend too, to give them a deeper understanding of the options of careers available in IT that they can promote to female students in their schools. At previous events, we have welcomed staff who are:
- Year Advisors
- Careers Advisors
- ICT subject teachers
- Business subject teachers
Registrations are now closed
We are at capacity but if you would like to register your interest for the next event please send us your contact details below.
About the organiser
Go Girl, Go for IT is a program run by the Victorian ICT for Women network, an industry-driven initiative that aims to support and enable entry, retention and progression for women working in ICT.
Vic ICT for Women runs programs targeting women throughout their career lifetime. See more information on the network and other initiatives.