Samantha Floreani works, advocates and communicates at the intersection of feminism, human rights and technology.
Sam is a campaigner with Digital Rights Watch and sits upon the Board of the Australian Privacy Foundation. She is fascinated by the power of information asymmetries and the societal implications of the ways we collect, use and share data. Alongside advocating for digital rights, she is currently studying postgraduate data science to bolster her long term interest in fairness in machine learning.
Sam also has years of experience working and volunteering in the gender equality space. For over three years she played a key role at Code Like a Girl – a social enterprise committed to improving gender representation in the tech industry. As Program Director, Sam helped shape the direction of the organisation, grow a community of women in tech across Australia and actively pushed for gender equity in the industry through advocacy and education programs. Prior to this, Sam was the Victorian manager for gender socialisation not-for-profit, Chalk Circle: The Gender Literacy Foundation.
Sam has plenty of experience delivering keynote addresses and participating in panel discussions, as well as delivering hands-on workshops with small groups with participants of all ages.
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It’s not often that speakers have the flexibility to present to teenagers and follow it up with women of all ages from a range of different careers, all in the same day however, Sam Floreani from ‘Code Like A Girl’ exceeded all expectations.
Her ability to present in a fun, light hearted way, and yet still address issues of gender socialisation, is a testament to her emotional intelligence and professionalism.
Sam was inspiring and empowering and a great example of how it’s never too late to try something new and say yes to opportunities. A real inspiration and our delegates spoke very highly of her honesty in sharing her experiences that have led to her being a role model and leader to young girls.