Media Release – 16 November 2010Women are now making an impact in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) field, which has long been dominated by men. The problem is that the imbalance of gender has often led to women leaving the industry by the time they reach middle management.
WICis a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to bring people together to champion women in ICT.
Totally managed and run by volunteers, WIC provides a forum in which members can network with others and learn and be inspired by leaders in their given fields. The HOT Breakfast Series of events is an outstanding example of their philosophy at work. The most recent event featured Amanda Green, the GMU Enablement Executive at IBM. She is one of a number of women in senior corporate roles who are prepared to show members how to survive and thrive in the ICT field.
President of WIC, Mrs Tammy Ven Dange, says “We are fortunate to have a means for both public and private sector to come together to champion women in ICT.” Individuals, government agencies and corporations alike have joined WIC as members. IBM and Fujitsu have been great sponsors over the years as well. The sponsors allow us to keep our events affordable for individuals at every level of the career ladder.
WIC’s ‘WICked Woman of the Year 2010’Nerida Gill, is owner of Admin Bandit which is an online accounting solution for volunteer treasurers. Ms Ven Dange credits the Admin Bandit system with making work much easier for the volunteer staff, saying “We now have the capacity to do more for our members because our financial systems are all automated.”
If you would like to come along to one of the HOT Breakfast events you can register online at http://www.wic.org.au . You do not have to be a member to attend, nor do you have to be female.
WICis doing wonderful work for women in ICT. Admin Bandit would like to suggest that businesses in the ICT field become involved as members or sponsors so that they can provide a workplace that offers a solid career path to both genders.
WIC Supports Women in male dominated IT and Communications industry
Admin Bandit, provider of software to support the treasurers of not-for-profit organisations, would like to commend client “WIC – Women in Information and Communications” for the wonderful work they are doing in our community.