Current students from Southern Cross University Melbourne and Sydney have been honoured at the Women in Technology (WIT) Awards, which encourages young women to pursue programs in areas predominantly dominated by their male counterparts.
Stuti Yogi from Southern Cross University Sydney achieved a High Distinction in Web Development I and Ramandeep Kaur from Southern Cross University Melbourne achieved a High Distinction in Database Systems.
Both Stuti and Ramandeep were formally recognised and awarded a certificate at the annual WIT Awards ceremony. These awards were presented by Carolyn Seton, WIT Coordinator, and Dr Raina Mason, IT Discipline Lead and Course Coordinator of Bachelor of Information Technology.
The Women In Technology program highlights the success of high-achieving female students who have either scored the highest overall session results or who have received a High Distinction in two or more technical units in each term.
In 2010, Microsoft awarded Southern Cross University lecturer Raina Mason the Australian ‘Women in IT Community Contributor of the Year’ award at the Microsoft Tech-Ed conference held at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre for her role in encouraging women to explore their prospects in the ICT field.
Today, the Women in Technology program has been successful in encouraging women to study in this area. Southern Cross University has been working with local high schools to inform female students about careers in IT.
The University is committed to supporting women to enter the information and communication technology industry through the Women in Technology program. This advocacy program provides essential support and advice to female students wanting to enter the tech field, through a range of dedicated support services, networking events and exposure to industry.
This unique initiative aims to encourage more females to pursue the Bachelor of Information Technology degree program. This is also in line with the University’s support for the long-term aim of increasing female representation in the wider ICT industry.