Committee and teams
Go Girl is run and organised by a group of incredibly talented and dedicated volunteers who make up the Steering Committee and 7 corresponding streams. The leads and deputy for each stream are shown below.
Go Girl, Go For IT Director
General Manager, William Buck
Fi Slaven is a business strategist and service-orientated transformational executive who is the General Manager for William Buck Victoria and a member and secretary of the Victorian ICT for Women network. Fi was also was named 2014 National and Victorian ICT Woman of the Year for her contributions to the industry and is passionate about encouraging and promoting women in IT. Fi has been a Go Girl Director since 2014 and loves that this program identifies opportunities within technology for all who attend and also provides a potential pipeline for new entrants into the industry.
Communications and Marketing
Senior Consultant – Communications, Engagement & Enablement. NAB
Natalie has extensive experience implementing diversity and inclusion strategies in large and complex environments. With a background working in Change and Communications, Human Resources and Technology, she is a strong communicator with a passion for engaging and developing people, delivering effective and impactful communication and change programs and creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Natalie has a passion for technology, entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation, and digital and maintains an active connection to relevant communities through industry bodies, meet-ups, networking events and blogs.
Natalie worked on the Sponsorship stream for the 2014 and 2016 Go Girl programs, so she is excited to Co-Lead the Communications stream for the upcoming 2018 Go Girl program. She also is passionate about a not-for-profit organisation called YGAP (Y-Generation Against Poverty).
Head of Project Management – Transpire
Louiza leads the b2cloud Project Managers to create positive team environments and deliver high quality, human centric digital solution for clients.
Raised by parents who were ‘gender-blind’, she feels passionate about gender diversity and equality. Louiza has been working in the IT industry for over 10 years and is frequently the only woman in the meeting room. She is strongly committed to being part of the solution, raising awareness within the workforce and amongst her social groups. She is an enthusiastic innovator and problem solver and enjoys the challenge of finding solutions to new problems.
Louiza was on the Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 team, as 2IC for the Event Program stream and is now co-leading Communications for the 2018 event. Louiza spends her spare time participating in fitness activities such as going to the gym, cycling, hiking, running and anything else fun and/or challenging which comes her way.
Research Data Storage Manager – The University of Melbourne
Sara is the University of Melbourne Research Data Service Manager. She helped successfully deliver the first cloud computing service for researchers in Australia, and has managed several eResearch Infrastructure projects related to high performance computing, storage, and data management and analysis platforms. Sara started her career as a neuroscience researcher but moved to IT when she moved to Australia in 2009. Sara has been involved with the Go Girl team since 2014 as the Communications lead for the 2014 and 2016 events and is now passing the baton to Nat and Lou as the new Communications co-leads for the 2018 event. She is a Board member of the Vic ICT for Women and is the lead for the Grad Girls program.
Event Program Lead
Commercial Manager – GE Digital
Tania Sharp is a Commercial Manager at GE Digital for the APAC region working with industrial customers on digital transformation. Tania has extensive event experience being the volunteer Event Manager of GE’s Asia Pacific Software Summit 2007-2015 and working in a number of Sales & Marketing roles in Australia, the USA, UK, Canada and NZ prior to GE. Tania’s passion for diversity has her currently positioned as the APAC leader for the Women in Commercial stream of the GE Women’s Network and she has previously co-lead their VIC Hub overseeing a program of 62 events per year in 2013-14 as well as being the ANZ Hub Communications Co-Lead in 2015-2016. Tania was Deputy Leader for the Event Program sub-committee for the 2016 Go Girl, Go for IT event and is leading the Event Program sub-committee for the 2018 event. She is also an Associate Board Member for Vic ICT for Women.
Lecturer, Deakin University
Amani is a lecturer in computer networks with 12 years of experience in a variety of ICT industries including IT consultation, scientific research, higher education teaching, network and security engineering, and software development. Amani holds PhD and MSc degrees in computer science, in addition to a number of industrial certifications including CCNP, CCANS, CCNA and CCAI.
Amani has many years of experience in higher education and ICT industry and this helps her in producing graduates who have the required skills and abilities in the real industry work market. Amani is also passionate about how technology can support special-needs children to participate in mainstream life.
Program Management Lead
Lyn has worked in ICT for over 20 years in both public and private sectors. Starting her career as a software developer Lyn then moved into management roles. These roles have given her the opportunity to live and work in a number of different countries and experience their diverse cultures and lifestyles. Lyn also considers herself fortunate to have been able to mentor a number of others and assist them with progressing their careers in ICT. Her ICT career has given Lyn the opportunity to hold a number of voluntary roles which have required her to work with peers in different countries. These include working with the ISO to develop a standard for Societal Security, and for the Project Management Institute as a Board member and a member of a team developing a globally recognised Project Management Standard. Lyn currently holds 2 voluntary roles within the Project Management community.
Dan Vucic (BMIS, PMP, PRINCE2, AgilePM) is IT professional with over 16 years of success across various levels of ICT industry.
He is currently responsible for the implementation of Skype for Business, video conferencing and collaboration solutions for various clients Australia and worldwide including Jetstar Airways, Viva Energy (formally Shell), Tabcorp and many others.
Dan also managed and delivered Information Technology projects necessary to drive improvement across the business including migration to Azure Cloud, Office365, MPLS networks, upgrade of business critical applications like MS Dynamics AX2012 as well as desktop and laptop upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Dan is grateful for an opportunity to work on a program that is assisting new talent to enter the IT industry.
Schools Liaison Lead
Educator, Good News Lutheran College
Megan is currently an educator based at Good News Lutheran College in both Music and Digital Technologies in the Middle/Senior Years. She has been consulting on technology for education for the past 12 years and has been operating her business ‘Tech Coach HQ’ for the past 4 years as a ‘Digital Coach’ working with corporate, SMEs and educators.
Megan is passionate about empowering women to develop their digital literacy skills which is why she volunteered three years ago as a Mentor with VIC ICT for Women. She also participated in the #BoldMoves program last year with Vic ICT for Women. Megan is leading the Schools Liaison Team (with the educator hat on) as she is passionate about seeing girls develop their ICT skills and have opportunities in the digital space.