Imagine playing a role in the design of the future.
Solving the world’s biggest challenges.
Creating meaningful change.
Join those who do this every day, the social enterprise leaders, artists, carers, management consultants, who brought their outsider advantage in to make their mark in tech.
Curious about how your unique skill set can strengthen the world of tech?
We dare you to take the first step to find out.
SheDares is a free online, interactive learning experience that aims to demystify careers in technology for professional women in non-tech industries and equip them for a pivot into the sector. #SheDares has been brought to life in collaboration with Amazon Web Services.
Who should register
Our SheDares program is designed for:
- Women seeking to change careers or returning to the workforce
- Women not currently working in the tech industry
4-part digital program
Program Overview & Learning Outcomes
This 4-part, self-paced digital program, takes participants on the journey to open their minds to the possibilities that come from a career in tech:
- Opening minds
- Participants expand their perspective and become excited about new economy roles with greater insight on opportunities that exist (across tech and non-tech roles)
- – Most common misconceptions surrounding careers in tech
- – Types of roles available in the industry
- – Why women are critical to the future of the industry
- Aligning skills
- Participants learn how their current skills could transition to new roles via skills alignment using a gamified quiz – and explore how they could create their own path into these opportunities
- – What the most in-demand skills over the next 5 years are
- – How their skills today could relate to current roles in the industry
- – How other women have transitioned into tech from non-tech backgrounds
- Overcoming barriers
- Participants feel empowered to overcome systemic and personal barriers that have consistently prevented women from pursuing opportunities in tech
- – Personal and systemic barriers that may be holding them back
- – Tactics to overcoming these barriers
- – How to realise and harness their outsider advantage
- Inspiring action
- Participants are equipped with a roadmap and pathways to take the next step toward transitioning their career into opportunities in the new economy
- – Communicate their unique value
- – Devise a personalised action roadmap for their next step forward
- – Gain access to potential career opportunities
What they’re saying
“I Iove how SheDares was designed. It was a very seamless learning experience with blended content which is perfect for me. It gave me a lot of confidence to virtually meet so many women in tech and read their career path and experiences. It really felt like a sorority and I could relate to someone that succeeded.“
– Anna, Construction
“The SheDares program challenges you to think beyond the boundary. Activate the growth mindset in you. Tech is involved in all industries even the media, education and healthcare. Dare to try and dare to fail is the way forward.“
– Geraldine, Administration
“Great self-paced program, that really made me (re)think my opportunities in Tech industry. It also gives direction towards further education and where I could reach it. I have been taking training courses in Tech through the years, and I was a bit lost, feeling incapable to really pivot into the Tech industry. But, after She Dares, now I know the way to go and how to tell my story.
– Leila, Manufacturing
Your program experience
All our program attendees have the full support of The Dream Collective team as well as
ongoing connections to their peer networks established with the program. Some of the benefits include:
With thanks to our collaborators
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No, there is no cost for participants to complete the SheDares program.
As well as access to high-quality content, a curated online learning experience and the support of a network of like-minded women, completing the program will also provide:
- Future career security & employment resilience
- Enhanced employability at tech organisations
- Access to unique, tailored opportunities
The program has been designed for you to access and revisit at any time. There are live sessions which you will need to register for in order to attend.
A total of 4-6 hours, at your own pace.
SheDares is comprised of 4 short modules, ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour in length. The modules include pre-recorded content and fireside chats, worksheets, and a gamified Career Skills quiz.
Participants will receive a badge of completion and be directed to pathways that are designed to guide you on your next steps.
Yes we do, there is an option within the platform to watch the videos with closed captions.
The ‘Job Ready’ pathway is for women who are curious about a career in the industry, but want to build new skills to enhance their employability. The pathway provides practical and foundational training programs and recommendations for deeper learning.
The ‘Ready to Pivot’ pathway is designed for women who are excited by the opportunity of a job in the tech industry, , but haven’t yet been able to enter the industry. This pathway provides information and links about careers and jobs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other collaborating employers.
The ‘Explore a little more’ pathway provides the opportunity to attend events that may interest participants such as an AWS workshop on innovation, hiring webinars with tips and tricks on how to interview for a role in the tech industry, and a Cloud 101 webinar.
Yes, absolutely. This program has been created to consider the opportunities that exist within the tech industry, there is no requirement to pursue an opportunity.
Yes, many of the barriers women face transitioning into a technical capacity are similar to those entering the tech industry. There are also tech upskilling opportunities available within the course pathways that would benefit someone looking to transition into a technical role.
100%! This program has been curated to flow-on from She Pivots, and is the next program in the series. If you enjoyed She Pivots, you are going to love SheDares.
The program has been designed to help women overcome the barriers they face in entering the tech industry, in efforts to increase female representation in tech. However, the content is beneficial for everyone, and therefore the program is absolutely open to men as well.
Participants may enrol and complete the program from anywhere in the world. However, please note that career transition opportunities and pathways are only available in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and India at this stage.
AWS has partnered with The Dream Collective to bring this program to life through their dedication to attracting more women into the tech industry.
There is no commitment that participants will receive a job at the end of this program. Participants will be directed to current job opportunities at AWS and other career collaborators, as well as options to consider for their next steps.
Please email email@example.com, who will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
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Hear from other leaders that have walked the path with us
Learning & Development Manager, en world JapanThank you for another wonderful workshop! The energy was inspirational, and you could feel the leadership confidence in the room growing and growing. Always awesome to work with The Dream Collective as we strive to make a more inclusive environment that ensures anyone from any background can thrive and succeed.
eBusiness Implementation Manager , ComputershareI came with a demotivated approach to my leadership style and how I had been performing, having not been challenged for a while except with workload. Day 2 was an invigorating day with exceptional speakers who woke 'ME' up and cleared my head.
Media Account Manager, Zenith MediaIt was such a great experience, I was really inspired to meet so many fantastic women and participate in some really thought provoking and challenging workshops. I think that all of the events were excellent. Particular highlights were absolutely the dinner with a mentor which was so so so valuable and the workshop intensives.
Senior Account Manager, Canon AustraliaThis was the best training experience I have been to because we not only learnt some invaluable lessons from a personal perspective, we also learnt how to pass this on to our teams, whilst forging some really great relationships/contacts along the way. I really enjoyed having different presenters for each think tank - particularly as each of them were really engaging and practical.
Marketing Director, APN OutdoorThe program was well-balanced, inspiring, great selection of speakers and the dinner with a mentor was a brilliant opportunity to meet and ask questions of inspiring women in leadership. Meeting the amazing cohort of women - we had a terrific group and I learnt a lot from each of them, connected with lots of them and feel like I have come away with an inspiring network of even more women. The panel was so good and the little nuggets of gold they all offered was really valuable.
Office Manager, BCG ConsultingI found the program extremely inspiring and well thought out, the content and external facilitators were engaging. Resilience, leadership and negotiation were extremely applicable to my role and dinner with the mentor was fantastic. Very intimate and inspiring. Project management and design thinking were not as applicable to me but still very interesting. Dinner with a mentor is just amazing, this was so intimate and meaningful and I left feeling very inspired.
Team Leader, HCF AustraliaI got so much out of completing the course. Personally & professionally. The Networking drinks were a great way to break the ice and meet some people prior to starting. I particularly enjoyed the Fireside Chat and listening to different opinions and stories. The Think Tanks were varied and some were more relevant to my role than others, however I took valuable feedback from every one that could still be implanted in my day to day.
Account Director, StarcomI feel like 3 weeks on I feel even more value from this course than I did the days after. I came away with so much information in my brain I had no idea how I would implement it. As all the leaders said "practice, practice, practice" and I have used so much already and am even working with HR on my learning for internal training.
Audit Manager, HILTII am really grateful that I got the opportunity to join this program. The most important take-away I have from this program is that I have a different way of evaluating myself, which in turns makes me more confident in who I am. It is also great to know that I am not alone in this journey and that I am sharing the same path with so many like minded young women out there.
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