Connect, Educate, Empower.
Women in Digital is passionate about harnessing the power of technology to solve problems and create a better future for all. Being driven by this purpose, we have become a cornerstone of the Australian tech community over the last 8 years with the key focus of improving gender diversity in the industry.
At Women in Digital, we believe that technology should be built by all people, for all people. That’s why we are passionate about creating an inclusive and welcoming community for all women in digital and diversity champions.
With an industry focus on all types of diversity, you may be asking why do we specifically focus on women and gender diversity? And to that, we answer, ‘We cannot think of a better place to start!’
In Australia, women make up 51% of the population and yet, women still only represent 29% of the technology workforce according to the 2021 ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse Report. As a way of comparison, other professional, scientific and technical services have female representation sitting at 48% – we have to do better!
With women making up over half of the Australian population, we see gender diversity as the gateway to other types of diversity. Looking more broadly, by focussing on gender diversity we can collectively achieve some pretty astounding things like:
Whilst the broader economic benefits are great, what we’re focused on is what that means for our community and the individuals within it. For us, this shift means that more women are employed in higher-paid, fulfilling careers and often with the ability to work flexibly which reduces the need to choose between work or family.
Building inclusive products and services depend on greater industry diversity – and we’re here to support that change. We do this by:
Our mission is to help women define a limitless future for all by shining a light on careers in digital and technology.
We connect humans in the industry through quarterly networking and panel events. Through our events, we aspire to make digital and technology an inclusive place where everyone can belong.
We educate each other through telling the stories and sharing the careers of women in digital. We are passionate about telling the real stories (grit and all) of women in digital and realising the potential of individuals, organisations and the industry through diversity.
We empower women and companies through our industry-leading annual Women in Digital awards program, the WIDAwards.
From creating a platform for industry leaders in our annual awards program, to sharing the insights of industry leaders at our quarterly events, we champion excellence in everything we do.
We wholeheartedly believe that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see.’ It is a cornerstone of our WIDAwards and what drives the Women in Digital team to do everything we can do to inspire the next generation of technologists and industry leaders.
In a digital world, analog still counts. We cherish the opportunity to bring humans together to share ideas, stories and skills with one another.
We are passionate about contributing to a better future and do that by creating space for more inclusive career paths to help women see that there is absolutely a place for them in the digital and technology industry.
We are creating a legacy one meaningful connection at a time. From women who never thought they could, to women that now know they can: we know the work we do has impact and are proud to be creating a Women in Digital legacy that echoes out into the industry.
Are you interested in joining our team or advisory board? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch!