FitT is a not-for-profit network whose purpose is to inspire women to achieve their career aspirations and potential at all levels and disciplines within ICT, by facilitating peer networking and support through our programmes.
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The Information Technology Girl - eWorkshop with Ann Moffatt, Founder of FitT
Tuesday 15th December 2020, 12pm - 1pm
I’ve worked in the Information Technology industry since 1959. From the first days I’ve loved every bit of it. Yes, there have been a few days I could have done without but overall I’ve been paid handsomely to have tremendous fun. It's enabled me to successfully raise 2 wonderful children and to indulge my passion for travel.
When I first came into the IT industry there were only about 300 computers in the world.
There are now many billions.
In this e-Workshop I will share what I and many other women have learned while working in our exciting and fast changing profession and we'll have some question time to answer any questions or learnings you've had for yourself or other women
FitT FOR YOU
Welcome to FitT – the industry association that’s passionate about the needs, goals, opportunities and achievements of females in the information technology & telecommunications industries.
The FitT community comprises thousands of vibrant, passionate professionals who are making a difference every day in their workplaces and furthering the direction of the IT and ICT space.
FitT has a number of key programs that we manage which are designed to provide insights, career support and networking opportunities to our members and the wider FitT community.
To find out more about FitT, our International Women’s Day flagship event series, our networking events or our industry celebrated mentoring program take a further look at our website.
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2018 DIVERSITY REPORT
Despite our best intentions, gender equity is constantly being derailed by a range of largely cultural factors. Initiatives don’t work unless organisations also address; resistance to change, implications of culture, unconscious bias, societal norms.
Now is the time to act!
When viewed in conjunction with the 2017 Report (based on 2015-16 WGEA data) this report helps organisations to review the progress of their Gender Diversity Score (GDS) using data points over a two year period.
If your company's GDS has improved, congratulations! This is a step in the right direction. Make sure you look at how much you have improved relative to both your sector and others. Also ask whether the increase trajectory is sufficient to get you to where you want to be in the next year?
If your company's GDS is unchanged, time to critically assess your current Gender Diversity strategy! We suggest you look closely at the recommendations on p16 of this report and critically assess your program through this lens.
If your company's GDS score has gone backwards, time to really ask the tough questions of your program at the highest levels within your organisation. A thorough assessment of your Gender Diversity Strategy should be considered along with fresh input on how to generate material outcome around gender balance not just policy compliance! Again, use the recommendations on p16 to challenge your current approach and mindset.