Women in IT forum

On Monday, women in IT from across Transport gathered together to celebrate and inspire each other at the inaugural Women in IT Forum.

Both Tim Reardon and Rodd Staples spoke passionately about the importance of gender diversity and, in particular, the need to continue to increase the number of female leaders at Transport.

Susannah Le Bron, Executive Director Customer Service, Sydney Trains gave a really inspiring keynote address about her career at Qantas and Sydney Trains. She also shared insights into how she had to adapted to working in highly male dominated areas of Qantas during a period of significant union unrest. By sharing her own career journey, she gave the attendees some very inspiring advice about being authentic, having courage and how to find a personal leadership style.

Jinan Budge (Directory, Security Strategy & Assurance) hosted an insightful Q&A panel with May Lam (Director Technology Business Management) from RMS, Anna Todhunter (Program Manager) from NSW Trains, Nataliya Stephenson (Director, Digital Trust & Risk) from TfSNW and Rema Vijaykumar (Associate Director Architecture & Security) from Sydney Trains.

The panel held an interesting discussion around "imposter syndrome". This conversation was eye opening for many participants as it explored the concept that many of us, despite how successful we are, still feel like frauds and our accomplishments are the result of serendipitous luck.

The day concluded with the attendees enjoying a fun but noisy networking activity.

Check out some of the highlights from the event.

On Monday, women in IT from across Transport gathered together to celebrate and inspire each other at the inaugural Women in IT Forum.

Both Tim Reardon and Rodd Staples spoke passionately about the importance of gender diversity and, in particular, the need to continue to increase the number of female leaders at Transport.

Susannah Le Bron, Executive Director Customer Service, Sydney Trains gave a really inspiring keynote address about her career at Qantas and Sydney Trains. She also shared insights into how she had to adapted to working in highly male dominated areas of Qantas during a period of significant union unrest. By sharing her own career journey, she gave the attendees some very inspiring advice about being authentic, having courage and how to find a personal leadership style.

Jinan Budge (Directory, Security Strategy & Assurance) hosted an insightful Q&A panel with May Lam (Director Technology Business Management) from RMS, Anna Todhunter (Program Manager) from NSW Trains, Nataliya Stephenson (Director, Digital Trust & Risk) from TfSNW and Rema Vijaykumar (Associate Director Architecture & Security) from Sydney Trains.

The panel held an interesting discussion around "imposter syndrome". This conversation was eye opening for many participants as it explored the concept that many of us, despite how successful we are, still feel like frauds and our accomplishments are the result of serendipitous luck.

The day concluded with the attendees enjoying a fun but noisy networking activity.

Check out some of the highlights from the event.

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