CODE BREAK­ERS

An as­pi­ra­tional agenda and a posse of en­tre­pre­neur­ial women made Vogue Codes 2018 the place to be.

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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.

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