Women in IT Executive Mentoring Program launched today

Author: 
Ann Steward - AGIMO
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This morning I attended the launch of the Women in IT Executive Mentoring WITEM12 Program, the fifth to be held in Canberra for the Australian Government.

The WITEM program provides female Executive Level 2 ICT professionals in the Australian Public Service (APS) with access to career development guidance and proven leadership skills through a mentor relationship with a senior ICT professional. Since 2007, the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has partnered with Dell to deliver the WITEM program.

WITEM has provided a springboard to advancement for 40 APS mentees since its inception. This year 36 people will participate in the Whole‑of‑Government mentoring program.

Congratulations to the mentees selected to participate and I would like to particularly thank the mentors for volunteering their time.

The Whole-of-Government ICT Strategic Workforce Plan recommended activities to expand the existing mentoring programs.

As a result, two new programs will be established in 2012.

During the launch I announced that AGIMO will establish an alumni program for all past and present WITEM participants. The alumni will strengthen networking between WITEM participants. Also a new mentoring program will be established to assist female Executive Level 1 employees in ICT.

More information on Whole-of-Government ICT mentoring programs supported by the Department of Finance and Deregulation is available on the departmental website.

Last updated: 01 August 2016