Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) was founded in New South Wales in 1989 as a Not-for-Profit organisation and today has a subscriber base of around 4,000.
For many years, FITT was a special interest group and proudly supported by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). At the beginning of 2012, FITT became the new trademarked name for "Women in ICT Australia" (WICTA). WICTA is now an incorporated association with a National focus, promoting the interests of women working in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industries in Australia using the FITT trademark.
FITT is managed by a Management Committee (MC) and is unique amongst other Women in Technology groups for two reasons.
- Firstly, FITT appeals to Individuals across all functions and disciplines such as Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Technical, Operations, General Management and Financial services within the ICT sector, as well as an almost equal distribution across all age demographics.
- Secondly, FITT works with Corporate organisations within Australia as the delivery arm for their gender diversity activities by providing Corporate organisations access to the full suite of FITT activities.
The FITT calendar includes an extensive Learning and Development and Networking program including a National mentoring program, education and webinar forums,events, networking and special interest panel discussions.
FITT also supports Corporate organisations with their business case development, provides an annual gender diversity index via the Corporate Diversity report which can be used to assist in the new diversity reporting requirements.