ACS is supporting the 2022 Australia and New Zealand Women in AI (WAI) Awards as a community partner.
WAI is a global not-for-profit organisation working towards inclusive AI that benefits global society.
The organisation empowers women and minorities to become AI and data experts, innovators and leaders, while encouraging ethical applications and responsible use of artificial intelligence.
The partnership is part of ACS’ active promotion of public policy and direct action to increase female participation in the technology workforce.
“Only 29% of ICT workers are women, and only one in five ICT graduates are women,” said Rupert Grayston, Chief Executive Officer, ACS.
“Australia needs 60,000 new technology workers every year for the next five years, and we need to access all talent. It’s events like these that strengthen our collective resolve to address our industry’s imbalances and attract people of all backgrounds.”
ACS inclusion programs include school outreach programs encouraging students to embrace technology skills and careers while the National Diversity and Inclusion Council (NDIC) has new corporate guidelines for workplace diversity and inclusion, which ACS is adopting as a pilot program.
Entries for the awards close on 17 December; for further information, or to nominate someone, visit www.womeninai.co/waiawards2022aus-nz.