An aspirational agenda and a posse of entrepreneurial women made Vogue Codes 2018 the place to be.
It’s a brave new world, with technology making a huge impact on our lives. Vogue Codes was set up to encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in the male-dominated tech industry. “It’s not about learning how to code … but to be aware that technology is becoming further ingrained in how we work and live and that we need to harness its potential to be involved in how the future is shaped,” says Vogue Australia’s editor-in-chief Edwina McCann. Thanks to presenting partner Westpac and supporting partners HP and Audi, the Vogue Codes 2018 series of events took place recently in Sydney and Melbourne.
VOGUE CODES Summit
It’s the third time Vogue Codes Summit has taken place and the topic up for discussion this year was empowering future female innovation. A who’s who of speakers and panellists, including Instagram’s Eva Chen, Go-To and Break-up Boss’s Zoë Foster Blake and digital political activist Meena Harris, inspired start-up dreamers.
vogue codes in conversation
The power breakfast is back. Co-hosted by Network Ten’s Sandra Sully in Sydney and Lisa Wilkinson in Melbourne, the In Conversation presented by Audi breakfasts recognised, and applauded, female trailblazers. Marita Cheng, founder of Aubot and Robogals, Zoë Foster Blake, creator of Go-To and Break-up Boss, and Vogue’s Zara Wong shared tales of challenging the status quo at the events.
VOgue codes live
Tips from industry insiders, attention-grabbing activations and collaborative Q&A sessions – the Vogue Codes Live interactive seminar at Sydney’s Carriageworks covered everything from mentorship to starting your own business. The event included speakers such as Melanie Perkins of Canva and Cyan Ta’eed of Envato and Hey Tiger, two of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs.
VOgue codes kids
They’re digital natives, but it’s still vital to encourage children to fully explore the digital world – and give them every opportunity to engage with technology. Vogue, together with Code Club Australia, held free sessions for kids aged eight to 12, where they could create interactive digital games, try out wearable tech and learn to code.
CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: ZARA WONG, FASHION FEATURES AND CONTENT STRATEGY DIRECTOR AT VOGUE AUSTRALIA, WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER ZOË FOSTER BLAKE, CREATOR OF GO-TO AND BREAK-UP BOSS; BREE JOHNSON, CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF WILLOW & BLAKE AND FRANK BODY, SHAMINI RAJARETHNAM, CEO OF RATIONALE, ZOË FOSTER BLAKE, ANASTASIA CAMMAROTO, GENERAL MANAGER, GROUP TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INTEGRATION AND CIO, CONSUMER BANK AT WESTPAC GROUP, SARAH HOLLOWAY, FOUNDER OF MATCHA MAIDEN AND MATCHA MYLKBAR; GUESTS CHECKING THE PROGRAM; MILLENNIAL SPEAK PANELLISTS SARAH HOLLOWAY, ALYCE TRAN, CO-FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DAILY EDITED, AND BREE JOHNSON; PENFOLDS WINE WAS SERVED AT THE SUMMITS; KEYNOTE SPEAKER FLAVIA TATA NARDINI, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF FLEET; THE TDE #VOGUECODES LAPTOP CASE; A VOGUE STAFFER USING AN HP LAPTOP AT THE SUMMIT; KEYNOTE SPEAKER EVA CHEN, GLOBAL HEAD OF FASHION PARTNERSHIPS AT INSTAGRAM.
CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: SPEAKERS EDWINA McCANN, VOGUE AUSTRALIA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, LISA WILKINSON, JOURNALIST AND CO-HOST OF THEPROJECT, AND ZOË FOSTER BLAKE, CREATOR OF GO-TO AND BREAK-UP BOSS, AT THE IN CONVERSATION PRESENTED BY AUDI BREAKFAST IN MELBOURNE; GUESTS AT THE IN CONVERSATION EVENT; PAUL SANSOM, AUDI AUSTRALIA MANAGING DIRECTOR; VOGUE’S ZARA WONG ARRIVING AT THE IN CONVERSATION EVENT; BISTRO GUILLAUME, THE SYDNEY VENUE FOR THE IN CONVERSATION EVENT; VUE DE MONDE, THE VENUE IN MELBOURNE; SPEAKERS MARITA CHENG, FOUNDER OF AUBOT AND ROBOGALS, AND SANDRA SULLY, TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS ANCHOR AND MANAGING NEWS EDITOR OF TEN DAILY; SEEN ON THE STREET AT VOGUE CODES.