The Women in Technology (WIT) program is an initiative of Southern Cross University's Equity and Diversity Office and the Southern Cross Business School. The program coordinates a range of schemes designed to increase the numbers of female students enrolling in computing degrees, and to ensure they successfully complete their courses and graduate. The program is free for students.
History of the WIT Program
In 1996 the Equity and Diversity Office recognised Information Technology as an area where equity strategies were needed, so they funded a new program called Women in Information Technology (WIT). When multimedia students were added to the program in later years, the name was changed to 'Women in Technology' (also WIT). EDO continues to support the program, launching the Schools Outreach Program in early 2008.
The role of WIT Coordinator was established to pursue the aims of the program. Raina Mason became the current WIT Coordinator in early 2008.
Updated: 11 December 2012