Australian Signals Directorate, Australian Women in Security Network and OK RDY

Australian Signals Directorate

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is a vital member of Australia’s national security community, working across the full spectrum of operations required of contemporary signals intelligence and security agencies: intelligence, cyber security and offensive operations in support of the Australian Government and Australian Defence Force (ADF). Know more here.


Australian Women in Security Network

The Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) started in 2015 to connect women who were often feeling isolated in organisations and in tertiary education institutions with like-minded individuals.

Women and those who identify themselves as female make up half our population, however, the number of women working in security in Australia is low (with women in cybersecurity making up only 17%).

The AWSN is a not-for-profit association and network of people aimed at educating women and girls on security and increasing the number of women in the security community. They support, inspire, and act as role models. They connect women in the industry and those looking to enter the field with the tools, knowledge, network, and platforms needed to build confidence and interest. They know the diversity of threats requires diversity of thought on how to address them, and this is where our network thrives. Know more here.



OK RDY is now a multi-award winning platform helping organisations attract, develop and retain talent through values-based matching. They’ve developed the world’s first application of artificial intelligence + natural language processing (NLP) applied to mentoring.

What’s that mean? They use cool technology, developed here in Australia to help make mentoring meaningful. They are very proud to support the career journeys of mentors and mentees across a broad range of programs. From students to entrepreneurs to talent pipelines to diversity and inclusion, to emerging leaders to organisation-wide networking, they’re on a mission to grow our Australian start-up into a category-defining company. Know more here.

Join Tech Reflects Study 

Bridging Australia's Tech Skills Gap with a World- First Study Utilising Community and Workforce Cultural and Demographic Insights

Organisations across Australia are invited to participate in the Tech Reflects study, spearheaded by the TechDiversity Foundation in collaboration with Diversity Atlas, it seeks to understand the cultural and demographic makeup of tech workforces, comparing it to the broader community to identify gaps and opportunities. This initiative is critical for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, contributing to the national goal of 1.2 million tech jobs by 2030.

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