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Vanessa Doake

Vanessa is a co-founder & COO of Code Like a Girl, a social enterprise driving change in the tech industry and inspiring a new generation of girls to pursue coding careers. A chameleon of sorts, she’s worked with organisations in the tech, legal, health, education and government sectors in human resources and business operations capacities.


Social justice and gender equality have been concurrent themes throughout her career and she draws upon these experiences to infuse presentations with both empathy and wit, inspiring those who hear her with confidence to take action and be a force for good while imploring organisations to do better when it comes to their most valuable asset – their people.

Vanessa’s past appearances include:

  • AWS International Women’s Day Event
  • Google’s Women Techmakers International Women’s Day Summit
  • Change Catalyst Tech Inclusion Conference
  • Women in Technology Australia Conference
  • Skillsoft’s Perspectives APAC Conference
  • Australian HR Institute Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Vanessa regularly speaks at schools and organisations, inspiring attendees to develop coding skills.

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