Vogue Australia announces partners & program for Vogue Codes 2020

Vogue Australia has announced the program and partners for Vogue Codes 2020, which will be held virtually this year.

The announcement:

From 28 October through to 26 November, Vogue Australia will present Vogue Codes 2020 as a reimagined virtual series of free events featuring an impressive line-up of local and international speakers to inspire women to be creators of the digital future and encourage female innovation.

Edwina McCann said: “Vogue Codes is our crusade to see women empowered by technology. We are excited by the opportunity to present the Vogue Codes event series fully online this year, and we’re making it free to register.

“Our Vogue Codes webinar series earlier this year was incredibly well received. It gave us a fantastic opportunity to play in the virtual world and take the campaign across geographic borders and audiences ahead of launching this year’s program of events.

“2020 has highlighted the importance of connectivity, community and of bridging the gaps between us. Now, more than ever, we believe women must embrace the technology powering our society to ensure we play a role in shaping the future we all want to see, and 2020 has given us a unique opportunity to extend this message further.

“We’re delighted to have Westpac return as presenting partner for Vogue Codes 2020 along with our supporting partners Audi and Estee Lauder, and welcome Barbie and Optus who have come on board this year. Together, we are all committed to making this a highly successful campaign which really makes a difference.”

Speakers participating in this year’s events include:

  • Debbie Wosskow OBE, co-founder and chairperson of AllBright, is recognised as one of the most prominent serial entrepreneurs in the UK, known for successfully launching and scaling businesses in the areas of digital disruption, the sharing economy and female empowerment.
  • Julia Hartz, co-founder and CEO of Eventbrite, a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform that serves a community of nearly one million event creators.
  • Derek Blasberg joined YouTube in 2018 as head of fashion and beauty, a newly created role. A New York Times best-selling author, his first job was as an assistant at Vogue, and in his career he has been the editor-at-large of Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair’s Man on the Street.
  • Fanny Moizant, president and co-founder of Vestiaire Collective, the leading global platform for desirable pre-owned fashion.
  • Sandra Capponi, co-founder of Good On You, a world-leading source of trusted brand ratings and expertise on sustainable fashion. Good On You empowers shoppers, retailers and influencers to know the impact of brands and make better choices.
  • Stephanie Hannon, currently working with Google on the Exposure Notification System, a joint Covid-19 contact tracing platform with Apple. She was previously a volunteer with the US Digital Response group providing tech support to the US government; and former CTO, Hillary for America.
  • Aubrey Blanche, director of equitable design & impact at Culture Amp, an employee feedback and analytics platform aimed at managing and developing people and culture within organisations.
  • Tip Piumsomboon, principal of Blackbird Ventures, a top venture capital firm seeding the likes of Canva, Zoox and Culture Amp. Blackbird has invested in over 70 companies in a range of industries and typically leads Seed and Series A rounds with follow-on investments.
  • Manuri Gunawardena, CEO and founder of HealthMatch, a patient-facing clinical trial recruitment platform. Recognised as the Healthcare honouree in the Forbes ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list for her innovative approach to empowering patients through digital healthcare.

Vogue Australia’s global first Vogue Codes initiative was established in 2016 in answer to a gender imbalance in the technology industry with the aim of inspiring more women to pursue careers in tech-related industries.

All events will stream live online with select sessions made available for on-demand replay. For more information on Vogue Codes 2020 visit vogue.com.au/vogue-codes.

Source: News Corp Australia media release


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