Digital Technology students Molly, Holly, Brielle. and Jeeva attended this initiative from Fuel. The Tech Roundtable gave students access to four incredibly inspirational women who each work in dynamic tech roles across a variety of industries and have experience both here and overseas.
-had the real down-low on coding, whether you need it, and where it could take you;
-obtained tips and tricks to prepare for (and land!) an awesome job using your tech skills;
-gained insight into the ’start-up’ space and why 99% of them appear to be tech-based; and
-discovered what it’s like to run your very own tech company – the highs, lows, and exciting possibilities
After hearing each woman’s journey story, they dived straight into the Speed Networking Roundtable – where they spent twenty minutes with each extraordinary woman, who answered their burning questions.
“Throughout the meeting, a lot of interesting information was shared. I gained further insight into the STEM industry and challenges each speaker faced in her position.
I learned that, to work within a STEM-based job, you don't have to be a coding genius who knows everything about everything. Also, a diverse range of skills are harnessed in order to manage the inner workings of every page found on the internet.”
Girl Shaped Flames events are aimed at connecting incredible women with teenage girls and, at the Women in Tech event held recently, this is exactly what happened. At the last event for 'tech month', I met four incredible women who have leading roles in the tech industry. Each woman had a story to tell and a message to leave. The main idea that I took out of the day (other than the overwhelming amount of girl power that surrounded the event) was that the tech world is constantly evolving and women have the potential to be the ones to step up to meet the needs of the industry. I have loved each event that I have attended run by Girl Shaped Flames and can’t wait to see what opportunities present themselves in the coming year.
(social media contributor for Girl Shaped Flames)
TECH Roundtable Contributors
Fleur is the driving success in the digital arena of marketing, eCommerce, and CRM strategy. Fleur is passionate about driving excellent digital experiences for Lorna Jane customers globally and helping them to live their best life through the Lorna Jane’s Active Living philosophy of Move Nourish Believe. With a long history in retail and the digital world, Fleur has boosted the digital capabilities and innovation of other iconic Australian companies including Clark Rubber and Provincial Home Living.
Emily de la Pena
Emily is not only a Queensland Community Digital Champion, she’s also head of her own company - Coding Kids, a computer club where kids create their own computer games, animations, and digital art. This boss lady teaches kids (and even their teachers) how to use computer programming languages including Scratch, Python, HTML, and CSS. Pretty cool, huh?!
Steph is living proof that skills in technology can give you a lifestyle that is both rewarding and fun. Having spent nearly a year travelling the world – living her dream as a digital recruiter (she’s lived in Asia, Africa, Europe & South America!) - this smart cookie uses tech to find, attract, and hire the best talent out there!
Peta is a Brisbane legend, champion for women in business, and total superstar. Since 2012, she’s worked alongside Steve Baxter, the founder of River City Labs, to grow Brisbane’s startup community and establish RCL as Brisbane’s most prominent co-working community of tech startups, entrepreneurs, and industry mentors. The aim of River City Labs is to be a physical location to anchor the early stage and startup mobile, web, and tech community in Brisbane.