Public service women in digital: Apply now

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Time is running out to apply for the public sector Coaching for Women in Digital Program, with applications closing on Monday 9 August.

Now in its second year, the 12-month program provides targeted support for executive level 1 (EL1) female, female-identifying and non-binary professionals in the Australian Public Service (APS).

The program empowers participants to develop leadership skills, identify strengths, build leadership capability, connect with coaches and peers and grow.

Only 30 per cent of professionals in digital are women. Programs such as this bridge this gap and support women to move into senior digital roles in the APS.

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Ready to work: Public service Women in Digital

This is a leadership program, so participants don’t need technical digital knowledge to apply. Visit the Digital Profession website to learn about the roles we consider digital.

The program provides benefits to both managers and participants

Assistant Director of the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Moira Richards, found a new network of like-minded digital professionals.

‘The program has had a big impact on my confidence and approach to challenging situations, opening new and unexpected opportunities.

It’s helped me better understand my leadership style and given me a practical toolkit to draw on. I’ve also met lovely women who work in similar digital professions,’ Moira said.

Director in the Biosecurity Integrated Information System team at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Magda Hribar, nominated Helen for this program to develop her knowledge and skills.

‘Helen has made many significant contributions to business outcomes over the years… I thought a coaching program such as this would support her to continue her career development generally, as well as digitally.

‘By focusing on strengths, the program has given Helen a better self-awareness of her strengths and preferred ways of working, and acknowledgement that this this is both valid and valuable,’ Magda said.

Apply for the Coaching for Women in Digital today to secure a place in this incredible program.

Join the Digital Profession

Like the Coaching for Women in Digital Program, the Digital Profession offers a space for like-minded digital professionals to connect across the public service. Join the Digital Profession, get recognised and be digital ready.

Do you know more? Contact James Riley via Email.

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