What we're about

We are a charitable not-for-profit with the goal to get GEEQs (that’s geeks with EQ) into IT and to keep them there!

GEEQ and its events are inclusive and open to everyone - but the main focus and goal are to empower all women who wish to commence or further their careers in IT.

GEEQ organises a range of virtual and in-person networking events including Speed Hiring, Fireside Chat, Book Club as well as special events like the annual all-women hackathon where in 2019 over 120 participants got together to solve real-world problems.

Please send us a note to hello@geeq.com.au if you would like to run an event with us.

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GEEQ Speed Hiring: Challenger (online event)

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You all know the concept of Speed Dating. You get to know someone in 5 min, then you move on to meet the next person. If you like someone, you take it further.

GEEQ translated this into the world of job hunting. We are giving you the chance to get to know new job opportunities in the flash of a moment. If you like what you hear, you can take it further.

At GEEQ Speed Hiring, you have the opportunity to ask questions about the organisation, have a quick chat with hiring managers and/or potential future colleagues, and find out more about the role and the culture before you even put in your application.

Our partner for the next session: Challenger

Who is this?
Challenger Limited is focused on providing Australians with financial security for retirement. They operate two core investment businesses, an APRA-regulated Life division and a fiduciary Funds Management division.

How does GEEQ Speed Hiring work?

6:00 - 6:15PM - Welcome & Housekeeping
6:15 - 7:00PM - Panel in the main room:

6:45 - 7:00PM - Speed Hiring rooms are open
You will have the opportunity to sign up for private 5 min 1:1 chats with hiring managers and reps from Talent Acquisition. If you like what you hear, take it further and apply for one of the roles. Good luck!

Who are our panelists?
Kate Ingwersen – Chief Technology Officer & Chair of Equal Gender committee
Kate Ingwersen has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years. While early roles focused on product distribution, Kate soon discovered a passion for technology. More importantly, she saw the power of technology to unlock value in business and loved the idea that technology was an enabler for business and customer change. For the past 10 years, Kate has led technology for a number of CommBank’s businesses including running the bank’s digital distribution and servicing channels during a time of enormous change in the way customers interact with the bank.

When Kate does get a few moments to herself, she is a passionate Sydney Swans supporter and likes to get to the games when possible. Kate also enjoys going for a run around the bay, escaping to her favourite haven on the south coast of NSW for some beach time or going off track exploring parts of Australia.

Louise Cosgrove – Program Director
Louise commenced her financial services career in 2002 and has since honed her extensive experience in leading business transformation and delivery, gained through a range of roles covering professional services, consulting, strategy, operations, analytics and project teams. Her broad experience has enabled her to work with the majority of financial services institutions in Australia, having previously held professional services positions at Macquarie Bank and Accenture, to deliver major change and uplift programs across the financial services industry including CBA and now Challenger. With significant leadership experience, Louise has led regionally dispersed teams of over ninety staff.

In her spare time, Louise enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and doing reformer Pilates. Pre-covid she was an avid world traveller and is looking forward to going travelling again.

Bhawana Kohli – Technology Manager
Bhawana is a highly motivated, self-driven, people oriented and successful technical lead. Passionate about designing integration solutions and exploring unique problems. Possess in-depth knowledge of Finance and HR domain and applications. Working in challenger from the last 8+ years, with my can-do attitude and technical expertise I have grown from entry level position such as system analyst, software engineer to Tech lead. Always seek to learn and refine myself from every opportunity or challenger thrown towards me.

During COVID times I picked up running and have been continuing to do that on regular basis. In my free time I like to stitch and recycle old dresses into new designs.

Bindiya Malhotra –Technology HR Partner
Bindiya has around 20 years of experience in a range of industries, working environments and countries. She has exposure in HR consulting, leadership development, employee relations, talent management, business partnering, reward and recognition, change management and rollout of global HR projects and reporting and analytics across a broad spectrum of roles.

Bindiya enjoys travelling and is a PADI open water diver and has also done 2 levels of solo paragliding.

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