LiPIE (Ladies In Product Innovation & Engineering)
LiPIE (Ladies in Product Innovation & Engineering) was formed in response to the increased sense of isolation rising from the height of pandemic remote working conditions, coupled with working as a minority group (women in tech) across scaled agile software development teams. LiPIE provides a safe space for women In Product Innovation & Engineering to lean In, learn and connect with one another.
LiPIE Is a community of like-minded women who empower, support and champion one another. This group Is run by women for women and acts as a central conduit across some 38 Agile Teams (~350+ total staff) for women who often find themselves as the ‘only female’ working in a given team, project or tech domain.
Under a continued hybrid/remote working environment LiPIE provides a critical point of engagement for women, supporting career pathway & inclusion discussions and affording a safe space to promote awareness of issues unique to women working in tech. LiPIE promotes networking events; IWD (International Women’s Days) events; career progression workshops and new starter introductions (raising visibility of where females are starting, female leaders that have inspired them and a little about themselves).
LiPIE aspires to break-down traditional gender barriers & unconscious bias experienced by women working In tech by providing coaching and mentoring; sessions to support women and understand their needs within Australia Post and Engineering; provide actionable steps forward for issues that women in technology face and spread greater awareness across the technology community at Australia Post to bolster advocacy and drive greater representation of women.