A Lady’s Guide to Kicking Ass

Attention ladies and gentlemen allies!
I’ll be speaking at the Australian Computer Society/Microsoft next week in Perth, so if you’re around I hope you can join me!

A Lady’s Guide to Kicking Ass
with Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

Drawing on her global adventures as a game designer, technologist, and social entrepreneur, Kate will share her favourite actionable tips and strategies for kicking ass in your personal and professional life. Ranging from asking for and getting what you need, to what to do when you’re at a tech conference and a presenter decides its cool to include naked ladies in their slides, Kate will tell you how to get it done with humour and positivity.

Kate is the Director of Games and Interactive at FTI, Founder & Creative Director of Games We Play and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University, where she also completed a PhD in internet studies. She’s been invited to speak around the world, including SXSW, NXNE and TEDxPerth and has appeared on MTV (twice!) and in ELLE magazine. 

She runs the Changemaking Ladies email list, which you should totally subscribe to.

100 St Georges Terrace Perth
Thursday 4th September 2014

Get a ticket ($20 regular/free for ACS members)

A big huge thanks to the incredible Michelle Sandford for organising!

A Lady’s Guide to Kicking Ass

3 Responses

  1. Hello Kate
    I’m an ACS member and have just facebooked about this very event. Unfortunately in the official version online and in the email notice your last name is not mentioned. (http://www.acs.org.au/networking-and-events/events/upcoming-events/event-details?eveID=50304499197690).

    This is what I wrote on FB:

    Oh dear, I received this event notice from the ACS today entitled “A Lady’s Guide to Kicking Ass” presented by the mysterious Kate. Kate has a PhD so at the very least is a Dr Kate, but nowhere can I find her last name. I haven’t the hard data to list the number of times this has or has not happened to male presenters, but I felt compelled to write the following response:

    “Does Dr Kate not have a last name? I feel it does not respect Kate’s professional status to name her so casually, never mind that I would like to know more about her. This is a common problem for professional women and it is disappointing to see it here in an official ACS announcement.”

    It seems a cruel irony that you should be treated so. Give them hell :-)

    StephBG August 29, 2014 at 9:02 pm #
  2. Hi Steph!

    Thanks for your concern and noticing that! I wrote the blurb myself had assumed it would be under a title or header that had my full name when i sent it in… guess that didn’t happen… so just an oversight:)

    i can personally vouch for michelle sandford who runs the event being amazing and inclusive!!


    kate raynes-goldie August 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm #
  3. I’m glad it was a relatively innocent error, but it’s still unfortunate that it got through the process.

    StephBG September 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

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