Introducing the new and improved Go Girl Avatars!

The Go Girl, Go for IT Communications has been hard at work over the last 2 months to work on evolving the Go Girl brand and we are thrilled to introduce you to our new look and feel. Introducing our new Go Girl avatars!







As part of this process, we have made the decision to retire the Go Girl pink head after 16 years of representing the brand. She has done us proud however the team felt it was time to evolve and continue the growth from 2016 when we introduced the Go Girl Avatar with the pink and navy blue colour scheme.

Secondly, we have updated the Go Girl colour palat moving away from the traditional pink. We wanted to make sure that Go Girl is empowering girls to think outside of the box and away from the stereotypes we are all too familar with. As a result the main colors for Go Girl are Marigold, Black and a pink.

We now have 2 colour schemes – Marigold is our primary scheme and black is our secondary. You will see these popping up on our social media and other marketing material over the next 24 hours.

These new avatars will continue to break glass ceilings with the Go Girl team. We hope you like them!

There are a lot of amazing things happening with the Go Girl. For those who are not already following us, please check out and follow our social media channels to stay up to date with all things Go Girl.

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We have also created a NEW LinkedIn Page – check us out and follow us at

Go Girl 2018 – Mark your calendars!

Vic ICT for Women is thrilled to announce that the next Go Girl, Go for IT event will be held on

Thursday 16 August 2018 at Deakin University, Burwood Campus.

We are excited to have Deakin University on board as a platinum sponsor and host for the last 12 years of Go Girl.

This is a one of a kind event all day spectacular event which is FREE for schools. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out!

To find out more and to register your interest to become a sponsor please contact us as

New Communications team co-leads appointed

The Go Girl team is excited to announce that we have appointed two new co-leads for the Communications team for the 2018 event. Natalie Hough and Louiza Nutt will be co-leading the communications team for the 2018 event with Sara Ogston as their deputy.

The team is adding a new marketing component and is really excited to continue to evolve the Go Girl brand over the next 13 months.

Watch this space for some amazing upgrades to our avatar, website and overall brand over the next few months!

To find out more about our new team check out the Go Girl Team page

We’re Back!

After a few months’ break, the Go Girl Steering Committee has reformed. We have several new members on the team. Check out our team page for bios on each member. The 2018 Go Girl, Go for IT Steering Committee consists of:

Directors – Fi Slaven and Rebecca Grant
Communications/Marketing – Alma Dayawon and Sara Ogston
Facilities – Amani Ibrahim
Schools Liaison – Catherin Buhler
Sponsorship – Rebecca Grant
Program – Tania Sharp
Project Management – Lyn Windsor and Dan Vucis
Tradeshow and Competitions – Jess Reesby
Volunteers – Catherine Lockstone

We’re really excited to get back together and start planning for the next event to be held in 2018.

Watch the video below for some amazing highlights from our 2016 event.


Go Girl coverage from CIO Magazine!

CIO Magazine has published two articles and a pictorial highlight about this year’s Go Girl, Go for IT event!

Go Girl event leaders speak out about mission to encourage youth, women in ICT

Go Girl Go event inspires youth to pursue ICT careers: Vic ICT for Women

In pictures: Record turnout for ‘Go Girl, Go for IT,’ event at Deakin University in Melbourne


Gree Melbourne sponsoring the Go Girl, Go for IT Thank You Event

GREE_Logo_200x52Australian games studio supports women in technology: GREE Melbourne sponsors Go Girl Thank You Volunteer party.

The city of Melbourne has grown in recent years as a hub for Australia’s gaming community to live, work and play. Just last year, global mobile games leader GREE chose Melbourne as the location for its next generation of artists, designers and developers, so the Go Girl team is delighted to partner with the studio as they focus on creating innovative mobile games.

GREE, according to Libby Wolfensperger, VP Human Resources, is founded on the belief that a connected world is a better one. “We’re proud to support Go Girl and excited to connect with the people who are committed to this effort and believe in it as much as we do. As a company, everything we do is based around our players. The enjoyment of games isn’t gender specific, so we want our workforce to reflect our player base. It helps us to make better decisions and deliver against our values of innovation and pushing boundaries.”

GREE, which is valued at $1.4 billion, says that it’s making significant development investments in Melbourne. “Our involvement with Go Girl is the perfect overture for GREE to establish itself as a company that encourages women to make an impact in a male-dominated industry,” says Wolfensperger.

Remember, work is play when your job is to make games. Grab your chance to meet the GREE team at the Go Girl Thank You Event on Thursday 25 August.

Thank you for helping make Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 a record breaking event!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 our biggest and best event to date. There were 1637 students, 136 staff from 61 schools,  125 speakers and 88 sessions running throughout the day which is a record for Go Girl.

In addition to being our largest event, @gogirlgo6it was the top local Twitter trend for Melbourne at lunch and #AnyGirl4IT was the 4th most popular hashtag.

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The Go Girl team is still recovering but we are so grateful for all of the support from all of our sponsors and schools. We are still collection all of the photographs from the day so watch this space for more highlights over the next week.



Local Heroes – Introducing Megan Jackson

As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 we will be showcasing some of the amazing women who are studying and working in IT and give them a chance to tell you their story. Our local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT.

Please meet Megan Jackson, an Lead Proposals Engineer at GE Renewable EnergyTo read more about Megan, check out our Local Heroes page