Meet the Go Girl Team Part 3: Event Program

The Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 team is made up of 9 streams which will be introduced through in a series of blog posts.

Part 3:  Event Program team.

The 2016 Go Girl,Go for IT event aims to excite and engage female high school students by introducing them to the vast range of global, lucrative and varied career options in IT. The event will focus on inspiring students with fantastic role model speakers, showcasing latest technologies, getting some hands on experience and challenging any preconceptions of a career in IT! The Go Girl Go for IT Event Program itself requires careful planning and exceptional communication in order to achieve this ambitious goal.

The role of the Event Program team is to help shape the day by working with our sponsors and partners to craft an exciting line up of content for the girls to experience. The team plan out the structure of the sessions occurring on the day including who is speaking about what along with when and where they will need to be. There are a lot of logistics involved in running the day including the movements of the girls, teachers and the speakers. The team are very much focused on ensuring that everyone has clear view of where they need to be any given time and what exciting things they can expect on the day! And don’t worry, we’ve planned some break times in their too so everyone can share their stories with each other J

The Event Program team liaise with the program speakers to help them finesse their presentations/workshops. The aim is to make sure the girls will have a fun, engaging and on point experience which gets them excited about a career in IT!

Our awesome team is made up of 9 super-talented IT professionals from all different backgrounds and levels of experience, and who have themselves entered IT in a range of ways!  Each member volunteers an amazing amount of time and skill to support the Event Program while still doing their normal day job and juggling their daily lives and commitments. The team are very much looking forward to bringing together the best Go Girl program yet!

If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to get in touch with the Event Program team by emailing and we will be happy to respond to you!

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 2: Schools Liaison Team

The Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 team is made up of 9 streams which will be introduced through in a series of blog posts.

Part 2:  Schools Liaison Team.

Welcome to an insight into the Schools Liaison Team.  It is our job to work with the schools to get them inspired to come along to the event. We kind of figure that without the schools, we really don’t have an event. I guess that makes our team super important?  Well, we think so!

So far, we have reached out to all the schools in Victoria and are now working through ways to get more and more of them to come along on the day. Once schools register their interest, it is our job to make all their problems go away. We are here to make it easy for schools to get to the event and to answer any questions they may have.

The most important message for schools is that funding is available to cover the cost of transport.  We want the schools to feel confident that the day is an event they won’t want to miss!

Our team leader, Conrad, is making good use of his military and management background to keep us all in line. Or maybe we are all pretty good at that anyway. We are a team who are passionate about encouraging girls to participate in IT and we’re looking forward to making Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 great.

To get in touch with the Schools Liaison team please email


Meet the Go Girl Team Part 1: Sponsorship Team

The Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 team is made up of 9 streams which will be introduced through in a series of blog posts.

Part 1:  Sponsorship team.

Proud Sponsor of Go Girl web banner Horrizontal

One of teams that supports the Go Girl initiative are the Sponsorship team. As you can imagine, an event like this requires significant financial and corporate support to make it successful. The role of the sponsorship team is to identify, engage and build strong partnerships with our sponsors so that the Go Girl function has the funds and artefacts needed to be successful.

Sponsorship of the Go Girl event can take many shapes and sizes. From being a key contributor such as a Platinum sponsor, to being a Friend of Go Girl. There are no limits to the variations available to our sponsors and our goal is to provide the best outcome for both our sponsors and the Go Girl team.

Our volunteers in the Sponsorship team are from all different backgrounds and levels of experience. They provide their time to support the sponsorship team while still doing their normal day job and family commitments. Their goal is to ensure our sponsors work through the sponsorship process easily and quickly and with minimal disruption to the sponsor’s day to day operations.

If you are interested in finding out further information about the sponsorship opportunities available for the Go Girl Event, please contact Kathy Koschel, Head of Sponsorship on 0439 699 881 or via email at

For more information about the levels of sponsorship available, check out the Sponsor Go Girl page

Volunteers needed for filmed interviews for Go Girl

Vic ICT for Women is partnering with Digital Careers to create short videos that showcase some of the amazing female professionals currently working in IT as part of the lead up to Go Girl Go for IT 2016. We want to show our future female IT leaders why we love working in IT and why they should follow in our footsteps.  We are looking for volunteers to participate in a filmed interview which will be broadcasted on our website and social media channels from June 2016.

If you are interested in volunteering we will provide you with the list of questions before the interview so that you feel prepared and more at ease.

Eligible volunteer applicants will be:

  • Working either in a professional IT role, or is someone who has combined or applied IT to their profession e.g. web developers, digital and social media, creative services etc.
  • Working in or around Melbourne
  • Available for a 1 hour interview in April or May
  • Love their job and be willing to share their passion!

Please contact us at  by Monday 29 of February 2016 if you would like to be considered.


Vic ICT for Women Sponsor Eltham College e-LEMON-ators in F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge

Vic ICT for Women recently sponsored a team from Eltham College to compete in the F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge. This challenge is world’s largest secondary school technology program which involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations.

Each year the program engages more than 40,000 high school students in Australia and delivers industry-standard technology into schools which is made available to a further 300,000 students outside the program. The program relies on public speaking, project planning, development and management, resource procurement, industry links, graphic design and manufacturing engineering. Students learn leadership, team building, project management, business planning, public speaking, marketing, collaboration, writing and presentation skills.

The Eltham College team called the e-LEMON-ators competed in the Victorian State Finals on the 25th and 26th of November at the Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus. The team was made up of year 8 students Jenna Fehring, Mia Taranto, Rose Whitlock-Whyte, and Leon Catt and year 7 student Ruby Kahans.

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F1 competition pic 1


Vic ICT for Women are proud to sponsor to Eltham College to compete in the Victorian state finals. Programs like the F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge are a great opportunity for students to learn new skills and get a chance to experience IT in new ways. Congrats to everyone on the team for a fantastic job!

Go Girl and Robogals attend Digital Learning Victoria Showcase

On the 23rd July, Sue Hogg from Go Girl Go for IT and Robogals Melbourne collaborated to deliver a presentation for 90 year 8 to year 11 female students at the Digital Learning Victoria showcase. The presentation aimed to give the students more information about IT and engineering and inspire the girls to consider these as a career option.

During the presentation Sue listed many inspirational female role models for the girls and showed the students the rapid change and improvements of today’s technology. The representatives from Robogals Melbourne, Qalissa and Shirley introduced different disciplines of engineering and ran an interactive robotic demonstration, which featured everyone’s favourite, the robot puppy, the Segway robot and the Rubik’s cube solver.

From the survey conducted during the presentation, we found the students are more interested in 3D printing, laser cutting and robotic programs. These new technology trends will be great learning materials for students and should be targeted as interactive activities for future events.

Overall, the presentations were very successful and we received very positive feedback from both teachers and students.

If you want Go Girl to attend any event please reach out to us at



Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 Steering Committee Members

The Vic ICT for Women is proud to announce the establishment of the Steering Committee for the Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 event. Each is volunteering their time and skills to ensure that Go Girl 2016 is the best event yet.

Director – Fi Slaven
Account Management – Joanne Stubbs
Communications – Sara Ogston
Competitions – Jessica Bircsak
Facilities – Jo Coldwell-Neilson
Program – Sue Hogg
School Liaison – Conrad Harvey
Sponsorship – Kathy Koschel
Tradeshow – Belinda Boo
Thank You Event – Jessica Bircsak
Volunteers – Margaret Wilde
Program Management – Lyn Windsor

Watch this space for the call out for volunteers to help plan Go Girl 2016. We need your help to make our event possible.

Go Girl Competition winners

Vic ICT for Women is thrilled to announce the winners of the Go Girl Competition. The winners are

Poster design

The winning poster design and theme goes to Jacynth Lim from Macleod College. We will be using her poster design for all advertising of the Go Girl event.

Go Girl Hashtag

The winning Go Girl hashtag goes to Georgia Smith from Inaburra School inspired #AnyGirl4IT.


Congratulations girls on a job well done! We are so happy to be able to showcase your fantastic ideas for Go Girl.