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.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GoGirlGo4IT/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/gogirlgo4it/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/GoGirlGo4IT

We have also created a NEW LinkedIn Page – check us out and follow us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/18254587/

Ultimaker 2 Go 3D printer confirmed as a prize to be given to one lucky school at Go Girl

imaginablesLogoWhiteBlack200Imaginables, one of our Silver sponsors, has donated an Ultimaker 2 Go 3D printer as a prize to one very lucky school attending Go Girl, Go for IT!

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If your school is present at Go Girl, your school is automatically in the running to win a 3D printer! The winning school will be drawn at 1:30PM. Follow Go Girl on Twitter to be the first to know if your school has won #anygirlforIT

Good luck to all of the schools!!

Go Girl Videos – Meet Rajitha Rajasingham​

As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016  we partnered with Digital Careers to  create short videos that showcase some of the amazing female professionals currently working in IT. We want to show our future female IT leaders why we love working in IT and why they should follow in our footsteps.

These local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT.

Please meet Rajitha Rajasingham, a Delivery Director at Oreta. Check out her story at our Local Heroes Page.

Local Heroes – Introducing Kelly Benson

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 Kelly Benson, a Developer at Thoughtworks. To read more about Kelly, check out our Local Heroes page

Go Girl Videos – Meet Esther Lim

As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016  we partnered with Digital Careers to  create short videos that showcase some of the amazing female professionals currently working in IT. We want to show our future female IT leaders why we love working in IT and why they should follow in our footsteps.

These local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT.

Please meet Esther Lim, a Cybersecurity Specialist at Hivint. Check out her story at our Local Heroes Page.

Go Girl Videos – Meet Amelia Schmidt

As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016  we partnered with Digital Careers to  create short videos that showcase some of the amazing female professionals currently working in IT. We want to show our future female IT leaders why we love working in IT and why they should follow in our footsteps.

These local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT.

Please meet Amelia Schmidt, a UX designer and front-end engineer at Equiem. Check out her story at our Local Heroes Page.

 

 

 

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 8: Volunteers

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 8:  Volunteers Team.

The Volunteers team is a small team who recruit and then maintain a database of volunteers who work together to make the Go Girl Event a success.

Closer to the event date the volunteer team will ensure that Volunteers understand what is required of them, where to be and when, and register volunteers on the day. Around 200 volunteers are required to assist with the Go Girl event.

The volunteers come from many different backgrounds but all share a passion to inform girls about the wide range of exciting careers available in IT.

To find out more information or to volunteer for the margwilde@gmail.com

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 7: Facilities

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 7:  Facilities Team.

The Facilities team are Deakin University staff who liaise with the Go Girl steering committee to ensure that the event has all the space it needs to provide you with a fun, engaging and interesting day finding out about a career in IT. The team consists of just three passionate volunteers who between them have over 20 years’ experience organising and running Go Girl events.

Deakin University sponsors the event by providing the rooms, the technical infrastructure and other resources to accommodate the talks, workshops and trade show. You will have access to wifi through Deakin’s networks when you are on campus so bring your smartphones, iPads and tablets! You will be able to engage interactively with many of the activities on the day.

Deakin University’s Burwood campus is currently undergoing major renovation works but don’t worry, we have plan B and plan C in place to ensure you have a great experience on the day.

We look forward to seeing many of you at Deakin on 16th August.

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 6: Tradeshow

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 6: Tradeshow

The Tradeshow team is in charge of creating, planning and running the Tradeshow Expo at Go Girl. This is where sponsors and partners of Go Girl will be able to set up their booths, and showcase their companies and the IT careers they present.

The Tradeshow team are planning an awesome expo with interactive technology components where girls will be able to play around with a digital wall, pick their own music to play in the background via an app, take photos in the Insta-Photo Booth, command robots using phones, attend 3D printing demos, and talk to leading companies in the IT industry about what they do in IT, and how they got into their roles.  Attending girls will also be able to pick up a free showbag that we organise filled with tech sponsored goodies!

Our large team is made up of amazing IT professionals who have dedicated their own time to own and support the Tradeshow; by working on the concepts, processes, and logistics to pull together such a big and fun filled event.

If you have any questions about the Tradeshow please contact the team at tradeshow@gogirlgoforit.com

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 5: Account Management

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 5:  Account Management Team.

Have you always wondered what it would be like to be an Account Manager or have wondered what they actually do?  Here is your opportunity to find out.

The Go Girl Account Management team provides a single point of contact for all of our sponsors so they understand the expectations from all parties who require information from them for this large event.  We funnel that information back to the respective teams in a timely manner.  One of the first pieces of information we need to find out is if the sponsor is providing a speaker on the day or if they will be exhibiting in a booth.  There are different Go Girl teams that need this information to enable them to get on with their jobs so we liaise with the sponsor and feed the details back to the relevant team members.

To be part of the Account Management team all you need is good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to provide a high level of customer service.  It gives people a perfect opportunity to trial this career path before committing to a longer term role in an technology organisation.  If you think the role of Account Management is something you have always wanted to aspire to then give it a go by becoming part of our customer oriented team.

To find out more about the Account Management team please contact us the Account Management team lead at Joanne.Stubbs@bakersdelight.com.au