Pre-recorded Sessions: From 4 December 2020 | Live Sessions: 10 – 13 December 2020

4 – 13 December 2020


International Resources Committee / Diversity & Inclusion

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Date: Saturday, December 12th
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Venue: ACM SIGGRAPH Facebook page

Tech Girls ARE Superheroes- how the Tech Girls Movement Foundation is building the digital design workforce of the future.

Jacqueline Tate, Tech Girls Movement Foundation,

Abstract: Join this session with Jacqueline Tate to hear how the Tech Girls Movement Foundation and The Academy for Enterprising Girls are bringing together government, industry, academia, parents and teachers to create lasting systemic change. Over the past 7 years, we have engaged over 10 000 schoolgirls. Our programs break down the barriers to girls participating in digital design and build the workforce of the future. Our tribe of tech girl leaders are committed to solving real-world problems and have pitched their designs to the giants in silicon valley. Tech Girls ARE Superheroes.

Speaker(s) Bio:
Jacqueline’s works globally within the academic, not for profit and private sectors to deliver projects spanning computing, neuroscience, robotics, cancer and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education. She is an active advocate for women and girls in STEM and recent awards include 2018 Future Makers Fellowship (CSL Australia) and 2019-2020 Superstars of STEM (STA). She currently balances her teaching and advocacy role with The Tech Girls Movement and Academy for Enterprising Girls, a Google educator grant and a program management position in Myeloma Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Group. Jacqueline is the current chair of the Association for Computing Machinery - Women in Asia Pacific (ACMW-AP).