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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FitT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
WEDNESDAY, 10 MARCH 2021, 3PM – 5PM AEDT, SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & ONLINE
At FitT, we’ve always championed women to be the best version of themselves. Given the year we’ve just had, and are continuing to experience the effects of, being ourselves has been that little bit harder to portray. Whether it's a (cringe worthy) zoom call, putting our hat in the ring for a job, or just having to see ourselves more through a screen, it can sometimes feel like it’s all too hard.
So let this International Women’s Day in 2021 be the one that focuses on you. Join us (and we really mean it) in person or online, as we take you through how to transition this somewhat ‘meh’ you energy into:
- You – in your best job application via video
- You – in your most put together face, and
- You – in launching that side hustle that’s been brewing all year.
If you join us in person, we’ll celebrate over canapés and a glass of sparkling. If you join us online, we’ll send you a gift bag of goodies to celebrate with, including:
- Ring light
- A link to hear our wonderful speakers.
Never has it been more important to invest in YOU. Happy International Women’s Day from the FitT team. #ChoosetoChalllenge and #BeLikeYou.
Cloudvision Videographer and Director
Paul’s been videoing corporates and people for the last 15 years. His expertise, storytelling, and putting the wow into video will help us better understand the ins and outs as he takes us through how to create that compelling video CV or video cover letter. Finding work during a time of candidate saturation in a very small marketplace means it’s time we transitioned our paper CV and cover letter into that authentically ‘you’ video application.
Nibble Digital, Director
Deepika will take us through the essential tools needed to launch your side hustle.
Forced within the confines of our homes for work has given us some thinking time, and no doubt some of that was dedicated to doing our own thing. So if you were one of those with a creative flair for being your own boss one day and doing something different to your day job, this session is not to be missed. Deepika will share the essential tools to help you get set up and be the boss lady.
Smitten Cosmetics CEO
Did you ever wonder (assuming you’re like most of the FitT crew and needing lots of help with makeup) ‘if I could only afford 5 minutes in total, what are the game changing makeup tips and tricks to survive looking at myself on video for the whole meeting?’ And, beyond this, ‘what’s going to help me look put together and ready for an amazing meeting that looks like I mean business and in the driver’s seat?’.
This session is one not to miss because as we all know, appearances count. In a virtual setting, it’s the image that comes across before the person, and we are spending more time than ever showing ourselves through lens and on screen.
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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.
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.