Vogue announces Westpac, Audi and Estee Lauder partnerships for Vogue Codes 2019

Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Edwina McCann has announced the key partnerships and events for Vogue Codes 2019, which returns next week.

In partnership with Westpac, Audi, and Estee Lauder, the series of events aimed to empower female innovation and participation in the tech industry expands to Adelaide and Brisbane this year, along with its return to Melbourne and Sydney.

Editor-in-chief Edwina McCann at last year’s Vogue Codes

“Vogue has long celebrated women achieving great personal and professional successes and we hope that by providing a platform for some of the world’s most impressive female entrepreneurs and business leaders we will help to challenge the societal norms,” McCann said of the event, which was created in response to a gender imbalance in the tech industry.

“Our hope is that a successful career in technology will be something future generations won’t think twice about. While the statistics of female participation in tech related roles and industries are improving, they are still not good enough.”

Vogue Codes launched in Sydney four years ago, and Melbourne two years ago.

“The response to Vogue Codes since we launched the initiative four years ago has been overwhelmingly positive. With such exciting things happening in the tech space right across Australia, we are thrilled to be expanding the Vogue Codes initiative to Adelaide and Brisbane this year,” said McCann.

“We’re delighted to have Westpac return as presenting partner for Vogue Codes 2019 along with our returning supporting partner Audi. Through its host of internal initiatives, Westpac supports women and girls in their journey to a successful career in STEM while Audi has a long tradition of driving innovation and positive change throughout its celebrated history.

“We are very pleased to welcome Estée Lauder as a supporting partner this year, a company at the forefront of empowering women in science. Together with our partners, we are committed to making this a highly successful campaign which really makes a difference.”

Speakers across the program include co-founder of Away suitcases, Jennifer Rubio, designer Karen Walker, and head of growth at Atlassian, Mairead O’Donovan.

Westpac’s general manager, business integration, Anastasia Cammaroto added that the bank is proud to partner with Vogue Codes for the fourth consecutive year.

“There is a perception that if you work in STEM, you more than likely specialise in a highly technical field, which can seem unachievable for many,” Cammaroto said.

“Westpac is committed to encouraging women and girls to think about the limitless possibilities that a career in STEM offers by breaking down the stereotypes that are often associated with tech roles.”


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