Tech Girls goes to China
to talk about how we’re supporting #techgirls in #STEM in Australia
On May 17 to 19, our Founder & CEO Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen attended the ACM Global Computing Education Conference (CompEd), 2019 in Chengdu, China as an Australian Ambassador for the ACM-W network.
The ACM-W is the Association for Computing Machinery - Women in Computing. ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.
Our Founder Dr Beekhuyzen, ran a workshop on Women in STEM at the Inaugural 2019 CompEd conference alongside former former ACM_W Australia Ambassadors Dr. Catherine Lang from La Trobe University, Dr Annemieke Craig from Deakin University, and Jacqueline Tate from Coder Academy. Our workshop showcased our innovative Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition, and we discussed fundraising with tips and hints for locals.
We bought together women in STEM from Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and China. We have been tasked with establishing an Asia Pacific ACM-W network of amazing people!
One big highlight of the trip was a visit to the Panda Research station! Seeing how pandas are bred and rehabilitated to return to the wild was inspiring.
A very successful trip for TGMF in Asia.