August 2019 Newsletter

Dear Go-getter,

Welcome to the third 2019 edition of the Go Girl, Go for IT Newsletter. We’ve been busy building our team and strategy for our 2020 event over the last few months. We’re oh so close to announcing the 2020 date with you. In anticipation of this, we’ve created an expressions of interest page for schools to complete as we’re mindful you’re busily planning your curriculum for the year ahead.

You’ll notice in this addition we’ve added an events section as a reference to some of the key tech events happening around Melbourne that you may be interested in.

Happy reading!

Go Girl Team

June 2019 Newsletter

Dear Go-getter,

Welcome to the second 2019 edition of the Go Girl, Go for IT Newsletter.

Go Girl has been busy the last couple of months, we partnered with Creative Innovation 2019 and Future Work Summit in Melbourne, to promote STEM, diversity, technology and innovation. You can read more about our participation in these events in this newsletter.

Also in this newsletter, read about the importance of encouraging more girls to seek a career in STEM.

Teachers are essential to inspire the participation of young women in the right subjects. We've created a survey to understand what teachers need to help in educating students in STEM. Help us by filling out the survey in this newsletter.

You still have time to tell us who you think would be a great ambassador for Go Girl, Go for IT 2020. Send your suggestion to us via email before 30 July and tell us why!

Thank you and happy reading!

Go Girl Team

Encouraging more girls to seek a career in STEM

Women represent at least half of the working population in Australia, and this is a trend that will likely stay put in the near or distant future. In 2018, the number of girls under the age of 14 almost equal the number of boys. As such, to maintain the level of productivity in the workforce, it has become increasingly important to balance the diversity scale between men and women, across all fields. Emphasis has been placed in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as indicators highlight a greater disparity in gender in that field.

March 2019 Newsletter - We're Back!

Welcome to the first 2019 edition of the Go Girl, Go for IT Newsletter.
The 2018 event was a huge success as we expanded the age group to include girls in years 5 and 6. We’ve had some amazing feedback and we’d like to say a big thank you to all the teachers, students, sponsors and volunteers for their invaluable support. We couldn't do it without you.

In this edition of the newsletter, we recap some of the key highlights of the 2018 event.
Work is already underway for the upcoming 2020 event. We’re really excited to continue planning how to make the event bigger and better than the last. We’d like to hear from you – let us know who you think inspires your students and who you think should be the 2020 ambassador of this incredible event. Scroll down to find out how.
But first, we hear from Louiza Nutt, Managing Director of Go Girl, Go for IT, taking over the reins from Fi Slaven.
Thank you and happy reading!
Go Girl Team

A message from Louiza Nutt, Managing Director, Go Girl, Go for IT

As I reflect on 2018, I have a great sense of pride and gratitude to have been given the opportunity to lead this amazing event with such a strong history. 

This year’s event was a huge success which was executed fairly seamlessly with only very minor hiccups. This is a testament to the excellent planning from our brilliant volunteers.  The girls were buzzing with excitement and energy which made the vibe of the event a great place to be. 

June Newsletter: less than 3 months to go!


Welcome to the June edition of the Go Girl, Go for IT Newsletter. With the 2018 event less than three months away, our volunteers have been ramping up their efforts with lots of planning and organising to ensure the event is the best one yet!

In this edition, we have a number of exciting updates to share, specifically our history making number of school registrations meaning we've had to create a wait list for schools and the exciting news that we’ve welcomed some amazing new sponsors over the past few months. You will also get a sneak peak of our event Program, our Go Girl Sponsor Expo design in addition to some other key highlights from the last few months.

If you prefer a PDF version please download here.

Thank you and happy reading!

Go Girl Team

Introducing the new and improved Go Girl Avatars!

The Go Girl, Go for IT Communications has been hard at work over the last 2 months to work on evolving the Go Girl brand and we are thrilled to introduce you to our new look and feel. Introducing our new Go Girl avatars!

As part of this process, we have made the decision to retire the Go Girl pink head after 16 years of representing the brand. She has done us proud however the team felt it was time to evolve and continue the growth from 2016 when we introduced the Go Girl Avatar with the pink and navy blue colour scheme.

Secondly, we have updated the Go Girl colour palat moving away from the traditional pink. We wanted to make sure that Go Girl is empowering girls to think outside of the box and away from the stereotypes we are all too familar with. As a result the main colors for Go Girl are Marigold, Black and a pink.

We now have 2 colour schemes - Marigold is our primary scheme and black is our secondary. You will see these popping up on our social media and other marketing material over the next 24 hours.

These new avatars will continue to break glass ceilings with the Go Girl team. We hope you like them!

There are a lot of amazing things happening with the Go Girl. For those who are not already following us, please check out and follow our social media channels to stay up to date with all things Go Girl.

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We have also created a NEW LinkedIn Page - check us out and follow us at

Go Girl 2018 - Mark your calendars!

Vic ICT for Women is thrilled to announce that the next Go Girl, Go for IT event will be held on

Thursday 16 August 2018 at Deakin University, Burwood Campus.

We are excited to have Deakin University on board as a platinum sponsor and host for the last 12 years of Go Girl.

This is a one of a kind event all day spectacular event which is FREE for schools. Mark your calendars so you don't miss out!

To find out more and to register your interest to become a sponsor please contact us as

New Communications team co-leads appointed

The Go Girl team is excited to announce that we have appointed two new co-leads for the Communications team for the 2018 event. Natalie Hough and Louiza Nutt will be co-leading the communications team for the 2018 event with Sara Ogston as their deputy. The team is adding a new marketing component and is really excited to continue to evolve the Go Girl brand over the next 13 months.

Watch this space for some amazing upgrades to our avatar, website and overall brand over the next few months!

To find out more about our new team check out the Go Girl Team page

We're Back!

After a few months' break, the Go Girl Steering Committee has reformed. We have several new members on the team. Check out our team page for bios on each member. The 2018 Go Girl, Go for IT Steering Committee consists of: Directors - Fi Slaven and Rebecca Grant Communications/Marketing - Alma Dayawon and Sara Ogston Facilities - Amani Ibrahim Schools Liaison - Catherin Buhler Sponsorship - Rebecca Grant Program - Tania Sharp Project Management - Lyn Windsor and Dan Vucis Tradeshow and Competitions - Jess Reesby Volunteers - Catherine Lockstone

We're really excited to get back together and start planning for the next event to be held in 2018.

Watch the video below for some amazing highlights from our 2016 event.


Go Girl coverage from CIO Magazine!

Gree Melbourne sponsoring the Go Girl, Go for IT Thank You Event

GREE_Logo_200x52Australian games studio supports women in technology: GREE Melbourne sponsors Go Girl Thank You Volunteer party. The city of Melbourne has grown in recent years as a hub for Australia’s gaming community to live, work and play. Just last year, global mobile games leader GREE chose Melbourne as the location for its next generation of artists, designers and developers, so the Go Girl team is delighted to partner with the studio as they focus on creating innovative mobile games.

GREE, according to Libby Wolfensperger, VP Human Resources, is founded on the belief that a connected world is a better one. “We’re proud to support Go Girl and excited to connect with the people who are committed to this effort and believe in it as much as we do. As a company, everything we do is based around our players. The enjoyment of games isn’t gender specific, so we want our workforce to reflect our player base. It helps us to make better decisions and deliver against our values of innovation and pushing boundaries.”

GREE, which is valued at $1.4 billion, says that it’s making significant development investments in Melbourne. “Our involvement with Go Girl is the perfect overture for GREE to establish itself as a company that encourages women to make an impact in a male-dominated industry,” says Wolfensperger.

Remember, work is play when your job is to make games. Grab your chance to meet the GREE team at the Go Girl Thank You Event on Thursday 25 August.

Thank you for helping make Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 a record breaking event!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 our biggest and best event to date. There were 1637 students, 136 staff from 61 schools,  125 speakers and 88 sessions running throughout the day which is a record for Go Girl.

In addition to being our largest event, @gogirlgo6it was the top local Twitter trend for Melbourne at lunch and #AnyGirl4IT was the 4th most popular hashtag.

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The Go Girl team is still recovering but we are so grateful for all of the support from all of our sponsors and schools. We are still collection all of the photographs from the day so watch this space for more highlights over the next week.



Local Heroes - Introducing Megan Jackson

As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 we will be showcasing some of the amazing women who are studying and working in IT and give them a chance to tell you their story. Our local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT. Please meet Megan Jackson, an Lead Proposals Engineer at GE Renewable EnergyTo read more about Megan, check out our Local Heroes page

Three chances to win big at Go Girl, Go for IT 2016!

There are several competitions running at this year's Go Girl, Go for IT event. Don't miss out on entering!

Competition 1: One lucky school will win an Ultimaker 2 Go 3D Printer and 3D printer backpack donated by Imaginables. All attending schools are eligible and will be entered into the competition. The winner will be drawn at 11am.


Competition 2: Three 1 year  Business Licenses are up for grabs for a lucky school or Sponsor. To be enter this competition please go to the Go Girl Tradeshow Competition representatives throughout the day to put your name in the drawing. The winners will be announced at 12:30pm

docusign_logo_3cCompetition 3: One lucky Go Girl, Go for IT attendee will win a GoPro Action Video Camera. To enter, just post a picture of from the event onto your Instagram account and tag us with #AnyGirl4IT The winner will be announced at 1:30pm

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DocuSign licenses confirmed as prizes for Schools and Sponsors at Go Girl, Go for IT

docusign_logo_3cDocuSign is providing 1 year Business Licenses for three schools or sponsors at Go Girl Go for IT. Electronic signatures are just the beginning. DocuSign makes any workflow or approval simple, secure and fully digital, so you can get on with your business, and your life. Lucky winners will be able to use DocuSign to complete approvals and agreements in hours—not days—from anywhere and on any device. Quickly and securely access and sign documents. Easily upload and send documents for others to sign. Send reminders and check signing status any time.

Get it done, faster than ever:  Easy to use, quick to learn and a snap to implement, approvals and agreements are simple and convenient for everyone involved.

Anywhere, anytime, any device: Access, sign and send important documents from your desk, on the road or everywhere in between.

Works with your favorite apps: DocuSign works with the services, applications, and devices you already use: Microsoft, Salesforce, Google, Apple and many more.

To be enter this competition please go to the Go Girl Tradeshow Competition representatives throughout the day to put your name in the drawing.

Introducing Friends of Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 Sponsors

Go Girl, Go for IT wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. The Friends of Go Girl is a new tier of sponsorship created for the 2016 event to help acknowledge companies providing Go Girl with additional support.


ACS Foundation

ACS Foundation





D3 Group




ExecCo.Search 1


ExecCo Search





Macquarie Telecom



These generous sponsors have provided Go Girl with Showbag items and volunteers at Go Girl. Thank you so much for helping us make this event our biggest ever!!