Supporting Women in the Internet Industry Overview
The IAASysters program started in 2021 after years of noticing consistent low participation rates of certain sectors in our industry, and we wanted to do something about it!
Whilst participation in the program is open to all, it aims to encourage and support ALL women working in the Internet industry. We achieve this by offering ten sponsored attendees the opportunity to participate in the IAASysters Workshop – a one-day workshop that provides expert career advice and helps build important soft skills that support career advancement. Systers will also attend the two-day AusNOG Conference where they will receive in-depth technical training and networking opportunities.
Applications are open now closed for this year’s program, as of Friday 28 April 2023, 5:00pm AEST. Please check back again next year for the 2024 program. Thank you!
Applications are now closed for the 2023 IAASysters program. We plan to run it again in 2024, so stay posted.
As part of the application process, we want to know about your career (aspirations and achievements) and learn more about your passion for the Internet and the Internet industry. Applications must include a statement of endorsement from either a direct supervisor or mentor.
Please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria below before applying.
- Must be employed or working towards a career in the Internet industry*
- Have a passion for the Internet and the Internet industry
Applications demonstrating the most potential for personal growth and passion for the Internet are rated highest.
Whether you are an aspiring student, intern, re-entering the workforce after a break or have been in your role for some time, it’s your passion for the Internet and the Internet industry that really counts.
*Applications are open to ALL types of job roles within the Internet industry (network operations, engineering, IT, marketing, regulation, customer support or studying towards a relevant degree or diploma).
Applications are now closed for IAASysters 2023. Thank you! Please try for the 2024 intake.
The IAASysters Workshop includes sessions designed to help attendees plan their future careers and develop critical soft skills that will help them achieve their goals.
2023 Program details:
IAASysters Workshop – 6 September 2023
AusNOG Conference – 7-8 September 2023
Below is the workshop timetable from 2022 as a guide:
|Workshop Start (8.30am – 9.00am)||Informal coffee and chat as attendees arrive|
|Welcome (9.00am – 10.00am)||Official welcome and icebreaker|
|Morning session (10.00am – 12.30pm)||Career planning|
|Lunch break (12.30pm – 1:30pm)||All food and beverages will be provided|
|Afternoon session 1 (1.30pm – 2.00pm)||Safety in the industry|
|Afternoon session 2 (2.00pm – 4.30pm)||Presentation Skills|
|Event ends (4.30pm – 5.00pm)||Closing remarks & survey|
Attendance at the AusNOG Conference is a vital part of this program as it enables women to network with prominent industry figures and learns and develop technical knowledge and expertise.
If your organisation would also like to make a difference for women in the Internet industry, we have sponsorship opportunities available. All the information you need to know is in the prospectus, or alternatively, you can contact us directly to discuss these options at email@example.com
If you are ready to sponsor, please complete our Intent to Sponsor form below.
IAASysters 2023 Intent to Sponsor
Complete this form to let us know that you're keen to sponsor the IAASysters program in 2023.