Landgate celebrates International Women’s Day
Landgate has celebrated International Women’s Day with a presentation by Michelle Sandford, a leader in the fields of information technology and innovation.
Ms Sandford’s presentation was heard by representatives from the City of Swan, the Midland community, local businesses and school students.
Landgate Chief Executive Mike Bradford said this year’s theme of ‘Pledge for Parity’ was highlighted during Ms Sandford’s speech.
Ms Sandford, a global information technology service delivery manager and keynote speaker at TEDxPerth 2014, describes herself as a technology evangelist and philosopher.
“We were joined by a number of students with an interest in technology and innovation,” Mr Bradford said.
“Ms Sandford provided insightful advice to the students about being innovative and proactive when learning about their chosen fields.
“She used examples of young people who have taught themselves skills which have led to achievements such as profitable apps and said this type of initiative was highly regarded by employers.
“Landgate values information technology, we are an innovative agency that has a leading role in providing location information and open data.
“We encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through events like HackED, Landgate’s outreach program that introduces students to the power of location information.”
Proceeds from the event were donated to Starick, a charity which works alongside women and children to support them to recover from the impact of family and domestic violence.
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