The numbers are in for the Sydney and Melbourne Vogue Codes 2017 events, and the trends speak volumes.
Two cities; eight events; 36 speakers; 1,500 guests: it all adds up to an exciting Vogue Codes 2017. The agenda: addressing the low rates of female participation in the technology industry. Vogue Codes, presented by Westpac and Telstra, was set up to tackle this gender imbalance by inspiring more girls and women to study and take up careers in IT.
“The response to the inaugural  Vogue Codes was incredibly positive. This year, we wanted to build on the event to let more people take part and benefit,” says Vogue Australia’s editor-in-chief Edwina McCann. This year’s
Vogue Codes doubled its number of speakers, including Ainslie van Onselen, Mike CannonBrookes, Isha Ambani, Payal Kadakia and James Hirschfeld, added a consumer-focus component, and welcomed Melbourne to the schedule. Events included Vogue Codes Summit; Vogue Codes Live; Vogue Codes Kids and Vogue Codes The Connected Breakfasts driven by BMW. “We want to encourage young women to be empowered by technology and pursue careers in tech-related industries,” says McCann.
CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: JULIE STEVANJA, STYLERUNNER FOUNDER, AND VOGUE’S EDWINA McCANN; KEYNOTE SPEAKER, CLASSPASS FOUNDER PAYAL KADAKIA; SBS NEWSREADER JANICE PETERSEN AS THE SUMMIT MODERATOR; CAFE SYDNEY, THE VENUE OF THE VOGUE CODES CONNECTED BREAKFASTS DRIVEN BY BMW; SPEAKER AINSLIE VAN ONSELEN, RAMS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; KEYNOTE SPEAKER ISHA AMBANI (LEFT) WITH WESTPAC’S ANASTASIA CAMMAROTO.