Perth Web Girls Arrives in the Pilbara
In an exciting new initiative, Perth Web Girls will be collaborating with the WEB Business Hub in Port Hedland on May 12th 2018. Pilbara Web Girls is a grassroots event empowering women to code through a FREE programming workshop.
In Australia, the mining industry is one of the most male-dominated, with only 2.6% of chief executive officers and 12.3% of key management personnel in the industry being women. The traditionally masculine roles have remained that way, with women making up just 10% of machinery operators and drivers, 4.9% of technicians and trades and only 7.1% of labourers.
Whilst these stats may seem pretty dire, there are many in the community who are trying to make a positive difference. Our sponsor, BHP for instance, has a goal of trying to achieve gender balance globally by 2025. That’s why BHP believes so strongly in diversity in the tech community, and support events like this that spark collaboration, creativity, and expand networks for women.
About the Program
Women of any age who are excited about learning to code are welcome to come along to this event. As long as you have basic knowledge of working with a computer as well as your own laptop you’ll be able to take part. Thanks to our fantastic sponsors lunch will be provided and there will even be cupcakes and yoga. You can register for the event here. Hurry! Spaces are limited.
Supporting the local business community
Angela Rooney, Hedland Collective
Kira Smith, The WEB Business Hub