Leading Australian owned managed and professional IT services provider, Kinetic IT, has partnered with Canberra-based non-profit Women in Information and Communication to champion women and gender equality within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Kinetic IT’s Senior Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Jessica Todd, said the partnership would leverage the company’s position in the market to bring awareness of the need for a more diversified ICT workforce across Australia. It would also provide support for meaningful ICT, digital and STEM strategies that Women in Information and Communication (WIC) leads, which aim to break down barriers that women face.
“As a proud homegrown organisation, we’re delighted to partner with WIC to support its initiatives and strategies designed to attract Australian women into the ICT sector, now and into the future.
“We’re inspired by WIC and our other community partners which are tackling industry-wide gender inequity. It’s an honour for our crew at Kinetic IT to be part of this movement.”
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WIC President Tara Searle said the organisation was thrilled with the new partnership.
“WIC is excited to be working with the team at Kinetic IT, with shared goals around increasing gender equity and empowering and advancing women in the Australian technology sector.”
The partnership complements existing connections Kinetic IT has with gender equality-focused groups such as Women in Technology Western Australia (WiTWA) and Go Girl, Go for IT in Victoria.
About Women in Information and Communication
Women in Information and Communication’s mission as a Canberra based, non-profit organisation is to “bring people together to champion women in Information and Communication”. In line with this, the organisation has five strategies targeted towards those who support women in this industry. They include:
- To provide events where women in the information and communication industry can network for mutual benefit
- To inspire women in this industry to take their careers to new heights
- To publicly recognise and promote the talents and contributions of WIC members
- To provide a range of activities to increase the participation of women in the information and communications industries
- To have fun – one of the most valuable aims of WIC is to ensure that members, interested associates, supporters, and participants have fun.
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WIC has operated to support women in ICT since 2000, hosting several awareness events throughout the year including a breakfast series, networking events, and its well-known WIC Annual Dinner Debate.
WIC provides a range of support to women, such as financial support for young women at university and through its Raw Magic Award which acknowledges one woman each year who has graduated and entered the workforce.
For more information about WIC and its activities, visit the WIC website.