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#TechDiversity Gala Dinner 2016

Thursday, 04 August 2016
Member price: $65
Non Member price: $120


Where most diversity dinners have speakers informing us yet again about what isn’t working, the #TechDiversity dinner is showcasing what is working and the wonderful people who are behind the initiatives and driving change.

We want to celebrate and elevate those diversity initiatives that are making a difference.

#TechDiversity has sought nominations for diversity leadership across education, business, government and/or advertising looking at diversity initiatives, behaviours, commitment and courage.

On the night, the leaders in each of these categories will be recognised and the #TechDiversity Champion announced, providing the opportunity to celebrate the good.

This is a time to celebrate and learn with like-minded individuals who care about supporting diversity from a positive perspective.

But you can’t do that if you aren’t in the room on the night so buy a ticket – while you are at it, buy one for a friend.Actually, buy an entire table for your company and bring your colleagues.
Key times

7.00pmRegistration, drinks and networking
7.40pmOfficial welcome by Susan Riley, Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne
8.00pmEntree and networking
8.30pmKeynote by Minister Dalidakis
8.50pmMain Course and networking

Keynote by Amanda Gome

Amanda is leading the transformation in modern corporate communications and has her fingers on the pulse of digital, social and executive communications.

As a business journalist, publisher, senior executive and CEO, Amanda has been at the forefront of Australian publishing for more than 25 years; in particular leading change through the constant stream of disruptive technologies.


Announcement of TechDiversity Champion followed by celebration, networking and entertainment

Winners are as listed below

Modernising the Traditional Jobs Board – Diverse City Careers
Gemma Lloyd and Valeria Ignatieva

Melbourne Knowledge Week – City of Melbourne
Bianca Charleston

Women in ICT and Diversity – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Kerrie Murphy and Claire Foo

Women in CenITex – CenITex
Julia Ellis, Helen Dodd, Kate Penman and Elizabeth Bromham

Melbourne RoboCats – Swinburne University and the King David School
Dr Therese Keane, Milorad Cerovac and Claire Stanner

RailsGirls Australia
Penelope Barr and Robert Postill

Team FIT UniMelb – University of Melbourne, Department of Computing and Information Systems
Associate Professor Andrew Turpin and Associate Professor Karin Verspoor

Code Like a Girl
Ally Watson

Diversity: We Live It – The Yield Technology Solutions
Ros Harvey

ThoughtWorks Australia
Emma Gardner

NAB Women in Technology Program – National Australia Bank
Dayle Stevens and Nicole Devine

Tech Community Engagement WA – Australian Computer Society
Michelle Sandford


Interested in being a sponsor of this event?

There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available for this event. If you would like to know more about how your organisation can be involved, please contact Kerryn Nelson on 03 9785 3050 or via kerryn.nelson@bigmouth.net.au

Download this PDF to find out more.


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