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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Navigating Your Career Choices and Crossroads with Renata Bernarde
Wednesday 4th November 2020, 12pm - 1pm
Women’s career choices and crossroads: The age-old dilemma affecting our advancement and wellbeing during COVID lockdown and beyond.
As your facilitator writes this in late June, the term “pink recession” has just been coined, and women (and men) struggle to keep up with the constant revolution that our workplace and homelife turned out to be in 2020. As we get closer to October, we will identify what is vintage career advice, which has survived and thrived in the pandemic, and what adaptations and innovations will be needed for women to make the best career choices in the future.
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.