#TechDiversity Awards welcome new partners York Butter Factory and IPAA Victoria

The #TechDiversity Awards committee is proud to announce its newly formed partnerships with the York Butter Factory and IPAA (Institute of Public Administration Australia) Victoria.


These partnerships highlight the commitment of these organisations towards diversity as well as encouraging and promoting technological achievements within Australia.

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The York Butter Factory, established in 2011, provides technology startups with a launchpad to incubate, along with the resources and a collaborative space to build their business. Community Manager, Alexandra Rushan, says the collaboration provides a gateway towards an inclusive tech industry.

“It is our collective responsibility to face up to the lack of diversity within our industry, and change our attitudes, not just our quotas. We are so honored to partner with the #TechDiversity Awards as we pave the way together towards a more inclusive and embracing culture in the technology sector for those present, and the generations of tech entrepreneurs to come.”


IPAA Victoria is the industry alliance and professional association for people who work in or with public administration in Victoria. They have joined the #TechDiversity Awards to support increased participation of women and minority groups in the digital technology industry within the Victorian public sector.

Tracy Fisher, Director Marketing and Business Development, IPAA Victoria, says: “IPAA Victoria values and champions inclusion and diversity. As a member-based organisation, IPAA Victoria must also support the changing values that our members have towards diversity within the sector.”

A highlight of the partnership between IPAA Victoria and the #TechDiversity Awards will be a diversity in technology event as part of IPAA Victoria’s Public Sector Week, 14 to 18 August 2017.

#TechDiversity Foundation co-founder and awards convenor, Deirdre Diamante, believes rewarding these efforts is essential to promoting inclusion within STEM.

“Our vision for #TechDiversity is to help others and ourselves to be courageous and committed enough to take initiative and demonstrate leadership, with the long-term view to achieving true equality and a voice for all,” Diamante says.

#TechDiversity is proud to collaborate with leading organisations and anticipates a sustained partnership effort that spearheads diversity within technology.

Nominations from individuals and groups are now open for the #TechDiversity Awards, which will be celebrated at a gala dinner on 2 August, culminating in the announcement of the TechDiversity Champion and Victorian Innovation Minister’s Diversity Award.

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