Women of the DTA

In honour of International Women’s Day this year, we’re taking the opportunity to showcase the talents of some of the incredible women working at the DTA. A few of our colleagues, whose roles range from from user researcher to product manager, share their experiences of working in digital with us.

While the number of women working in the digital sector is on the rise, statistics show that women represent just 28 per cent* of Australia’s ICT workforce.

We need to be bold to change that figure.

As one of Australia’s largest employers, there is a role for the Australian Public Service in encouraging women to begin a career in ICT and supporting women who are currently working in the sector.

At the DTA, we support women in ICT and digital through our working arrangements and a series of whole of government programs aimed at attracting the best and brightest young women into ICT in the public service.

Internally, we are focused on developing policies and programs that continue to support a gender inclusive workplace, including:

  • flexible working arrangements that are accessible to everyone
  • developing a supportive culture that leads by example, and
  • strengthening leadership opportunities to drive progress in our workplace.

We have also recently opened applications for the Australian Public Service’s 2018 ICT Graduate Program. Additional entry pathways for an ICT career through our Cadet and Apprenticeship Programs will open for applications in June.

Is there more that we at the DTA can do? Let us know in the comments or via our social media channels.

*Australia’s Digital Pulse 2016 | Deloitte Australia | Deloitte Access Economics report

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