The most common response we hear to the complaint that “All the Speakers at the Conference are men!” or “All the Award Nominees are male.” is that there were “No known female candidates”.

It is our mission to solve that problem by highlighting all of the marvellous talent the Tech Industry has outside of the default.

It is our mission to solve that problem by highlighting all of the marvellous talent the Tech Industry has outside of the default.

Michelle Sandford

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Technology Evangelist // Games Advocate // Storyteller // Chairman

Perth, Western Australia

Bio

Tedx Speaker, Tech Girl Superhero, Microsoftie and 1 of MCV’s 100 Most Influential Women in Games 2016 – Michelle Sandford is a popular choice for speaking on diversity in Tech, women and young people into the Tech Industry, and the benefits of Games – all delivered with an inspirational and motivational flair. Michelle is the Vice Chair of the Australian Computer Society in WA, and one of their Executive Board Members. Michelle is also a member of the WAITTA Organising Committee. Her Tech Industry experience includes working for IBM Global Business Services and Microsoft. Michelle lives life by running to stay one jump ahead of the Gameboy and by striving to think outside the Xbox. She surfs waves and webs. Michelle is the Founder and Global President of TechOutsiders.

Mentoring

I am a Mentor and Role Model in the Tech Girls are Superheroes Program. I actively encourage young women and girls to pursue careers in tech and STEM.

I am also a mentor for the Australian Computer Society, contact mentoring@acs.org.au for details

Speaker Experience