Go Girl, Go for IT aims to support a change in how girls and educators view careers in ICT.
At each event, we survey participants to gather their views on ICT careers to find ideas that will make the next event as interesting and relevant as possible.
At the 2014 the event, approximately 40% of participants indicated that they had considered an ICT career before attending the Go Girl, Go for IT event.
However, approximately 75% of respondents indicated that the event had changed their attitude towards a career in IT and a similar number reported that they found the day’s event interesting.
In an effort to continue on the momentum from a hugely successful event in 2014, Vic ICT for Women created a Focus Group in 2015. This group worked to keep schools, principals, and the ICT sector up to date with Go Girl news through quarterly newsletters, and social media channels.
The largest achievement of the Focus Group was setting up and overseeing a competition for secondary school students in Australia to come up with the 2016 event poster design, theme and twitter handle.
This was the first time that school girls were given the opportunity to decide the event theme. Jacynth Lim from Macleod College created the poster design and theme, and Georgia Smith from Inaburra School inspired the event Twitter handle, #AnyGirl4IT, which we continue to use.