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In pictures: International Women's Day

Women in IT celebrate

  • Microsoft's International Women’s Day event at Wynyard Park, where women of Sydney had the opportunity to kick back and be pampered.

  • Jodi McKay gives the opening address at the at the [[xref:http://www.fitt.org.au|Females in IT & Telecommunications]] annual Telstra International Women’s Day luncheon.

  • Managing director of Microsoft Australia, Tracey Fellows, and a massage therapist, at the International Women’s Day Microsoft event at Wynyard Park. Microsoft and International Women’s Day provided the women of Sydney with the opportunity to kick back and be pampered.

  • Managing director of Microsoft Australia, Tracey Fellows, and a massage therapist, at the International Women’s Day Microsoft event at Wynyard Park. Microsoft and International Women’s Day provided the women of Sydney with the opportunity to kick back and be pampered.

  • Microsoft's International Women’s Day event at Wynyard Park, where women of Sydney had the opportunity to kick back and be pampered.

  • NSW Shadow Minister for Women Pru Goward MP and Deena Shiff (left) at the [[xref:http://www.fitt.org.au|Females in IT & Telecommunications]] annual Telstra International Women’s Day luncheon.

  • The Australian Computer Society NSW Women Board held a panel session which explored the importance of mentoring. The discussion, chaired by the ACS NSW Women Board Chair, Yu Dan Shi, featured four inspirational female executives who shared their experiences on how having effective mentoring relationships had positively shaped their careers. The panel, from left to right: Diana Ryall - managing director of Xplore and one of Australia’s leading business women, Yu Dan Shi - ACS NSW Women’s Board Chair and the Director of Marketing for Cisco Australia and New Zealand, Nicole Gemmell - director at GeMM Communications, Pip Marlow - public sector director for Microsoft Australia, Sarah Fisher - sales executive with IBM Global Technology Services at IBM Australia.

  • FITT Steering Committee member, Maggie Alexander (centre). Minister Jodi McKay announced Alexander had been rated in the top 12 globally for contribution to women in technology (one of the few highly rated in not-for-profit sector) in the recent global [[xref:http://anitaborg.org|Anita Borg Awards]].

  • Deena Shiff, Group Managing Director, Telstra Business, at the [[xref:http://www.fitt.org.au|Females in IT & Telecommunications]] annual Telstra International Women’s Day luncheon.

  • NSW Shadow Minister for Women Pru Goward MP and Deena Shiff (left) at the [[xref:http://www.fitt.org.au|Females in IT & Telecommunications]] annual Telstra International Women’s Day luncheon.

  • Jodi McKay and Candy Tymson at the at the [[xref:http://www.fitt.org.au|Females in IT & Telecommunications]] annual Telstra International Women’s Day luncheon.

  • Females in IT & Telecommunications - [[xref:http://www.fitt.org.au|fitt.org.au]] - held its annual Telstra International Women’s Day luncheon at Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel. The event was a sellout, with more than 300 attendees. It was officially opened by the Hon. Jodi McKay, NSW Minister for Women, among other portfolios. Led Candy Tymson, guests were informed and entertained by a high calibre panel including Helen Coonan, NSW Shadow Minister for Women Pru Goward MP, and Deena Shiff, Group Managing Director, Telstra Business.

  • From left: Pru Goward, Jodi McKay, Deena Shiff, Candy Tymson at the [[xref:http://www.fitt.org.au|Females in IT & Telecommunications]] annual Telstra International Women’s Day luncheon.

  • All panellists took the opportunity to leave politics and corporate messaging ‘back at the office’, sharing personal experiences and opinions with the audience. Women account for less than 20 percent of the workforce in information technology and their pay is significantly less than that of their male counterparts, said FITT Steering Committee member, Maggie Alexander.

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