Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 - Connecting Up Australia

A keynote speaker at the Connecting Up conference in Sydney next week (May 11-12) will present a case for the "Impostor Syndrome" as a key reason women do not embrace success in IT careers.

Jody Mahoney, Vice President, Business Development, at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology: , will discuss the syndrome reported by many successful women that they often feel as if their achievements are a fluke. See:

Jody will also explore in another presentation "tools to engage in the dynamic, fun, unpredictable, and always interesting world of raising money on behalf of NGOs".

he 3rd annual Australian Community Technology Awards will be presented at a gala dinner on Monday May 11.

Tracey Fellows, managing director of Microsoft; Google Australia's head of engineering, Alan Noble; and Martin Stewart-Weeks, Chair of the Australia Social Innovation Exchange, join the international speaker lineup, which also includes:

Cheryl Kernot – Centre for Social Impact, University of NSW
Mark Pesce – Social network guru, writer, New Inventors panelist
Monique Potts – Digital Media Project Manager at the ABC
Peter Deitz – founder and Executive Director of
Allen Gunn – Executive Director Aspiration

A full program of workshops and breakout sessions is available at These provide expertise, insight, and stories from nonprofits across Australia and New Zealand.

The conference will be held at the Novotel Brighton Le Sands, May 11-12.

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Connecting Up Australia

Connecting Up Australia is a community-based nonprofit organisation. It operates the Donortec technology donation program for nonprofits (,which has channelled over $40m in technology donations to nonprofits in the past two years, the annual Connecting Up conference on nonprofit technology issues and the annual Australian Community Technology Awards. In 2008 its CEO, Doug Jacquier, received the Innovator of the Year award in the Equity Trustees Nonprofit CEO Awards.
Leila Henderson
P: 0414 69 70 71


Jody Mahoney, VP of the Anita Borg Institute, will address the Connecting Up Conference in Sydney on the subject of what may be holding back the careers of women in IT. Let me know if you would like to attend.



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