Join IT Girls Rock to shake IT up for good!

Empowering women in tech to innovate, collaborate and disrupt. Your first month is on us!

We bring together a safe and inclusive, global collective of courageous women from all walks of life who are IT-curious or IT-savvy, in the shared belief that we need more girls and women involved in technology creation to represent the communities we serve, to inspire innovation and enable the ethical application of technology.


Feminine strengths and traits (aka 'soft skills') are often undervalued, but we believe they make IT better for everyone. We're here to challenge misconceptions, clarify the definition of success, and change the status quo. 

We help you build the skills, confidence, language, connections and mindsets you need to thrive in your career, through courses, conversations, coaching, challenges and collaborations.

Step into your modern-day professional development! We offer individual and corporate plans with free trials. 


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Inspired by the "it girls" of the turn of the 20th century, the idea of IT Girls Rock was born!

An it girl was a trend-setting woman or girl with skills, confidence, eloquent language, relationships, and a mindset that set the example of how to have it all AND do good. She was across the latest trends, she knew exactly who she is and what she wanted, and had an unbelievable generosity of spirit; always taking time to be kind and charitable. 

We take the best of the original it girl and empower her to bridge gaps and create a more connected world where we CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES. We make everyone feel WELCOME, VALUED and INSPIRED while fostering INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR GOOD.

📍 We believe that feminine strengths and traits make IT better for everyone
📍 We aim to change the gender balance in IT
📍 We encourage women and girls to become tech creators and innovators
📍 We help women build capacity and confidence to thrive in IT
📍 We foster meaningful connections and relationships
📍 We demonstrate how feminine strengths are essential for IT and leadership
📍 We empower each other to live our best lives with purpose and flair


Who is IT Girls Rock for?

This community is for you whether you are IT-savvy or IT-curious. We use IT (Information Technology / I.T.) as an umbrella term for any activity that involves using or creating technology. We also love the way we can playfully use IT instead of it. 

We welcome you and all that you are if you identify as a woman and you want to level up your tech clout and confidence. You believe that we as women and girls have an important part to play in shaping the future.

AND you identify with at least one of the following...

📍 You are an entrepreneur, "techpreneur", business leader with a idea that needs IT
📍 You hold an IT role and want to connect with other women with similar roles
📍 You are an IT leader and want to connect with other women leaders in IT
📍 You want to transition into IT from a different field
📍 You have an idea for IT (an app, AI, bot) that you don't know how to evolve
📍 You're an educator who wants to step into IT or is looking to engage students in IT
📍 You're new to IT and want to meet women who have walked the path already
📍 You study IT and want to figure out what's in IT for you and what pathways exist

IT Girls come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, preferences and vintages.

We recognise that we all bring different experiences, expertise, perspectives and ideas, and that we can create amazing connections, make a difference and create sustainable positive impact.

How do I join IT Girls Rock?

We offer both individual and group membership packages

CHANGEMAKER IT Girls is where the MAGIC happens with weekly drop-ins and group coaching. We come together and collaborate to grow the community into a force to be reckoned with, driving innovation and responsible, ethical application of technology to solve real world problems.

  • Start with a 1-month FREE trial, then only US$40 per month

  • Enjoy full access to the online community and our global network of incredible women 
  • Join discussions, live events, skill-building workshops, leadership programs, and so much more!
  • Join private changemaker lounge with weekly group coaching and free courses where you can connect and collaborate with other changemakers
  • Pitch your own ideas for quests, brainstorming, and  collaboration opportunities. 
  • Special offers for personalised coaching and mentoring, and our leadership and skill-building programs
  • Access to our changemaker resource library with targeted tools and resources
  • US$40 per month or US$400 per year after trial  

With members across the globe, we aim to run events, coaching and workshops at times that are sociable for different regions and time zones.


Not quite ready to be a changemaker or you want to join but have limited time?

CURIOUS IT Girls is by invitation only.. Contact us to request information and access at [email protected]

Scholarships and Equity Pricing

We are committed to welcoming everyone IT Girl who is interested in being part of and building this community and offer scholarships for students and equity pricing for people who are not in a position to commit financially. 

Please contact us at [email protected] and we will tailor the pricing for you.

Corporate or group membership

Are you part of an organisation where several women could benefit from IT Girls Rock? 

We work with organisations to tailor an offering for their women. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Tailored, co-designed program on a topic that is of special interest to the organisation's members 
  • Dedicated space for your organisation inside  IT Girls Rock, with the ability to post, host events, and offer courses - could be private or visible to other members
  • Opportunity for your members to speak at our events / podcasts
  • Cross-marketing of events and partnership
  • Showcase organisation and unlock talent through inclusion and belonging

Please contact us at [email protected] and we will tailor a program that works for your team members and organisation.


Feminine Strengths Make IT Better for All

We are on a mission to explore feminine strengths and traits (aka 'soft skills') and their importance for leadership in IT and in March 2023 we launched a 6-part series Feminine strengths make IT better for everyone.

To date we have held the following events that were recorded and are available to members:

  •  Step into your power in IT girl!  to celebrate International Women's Day an line with UN Women Australia's theme #CrackingTheCode.
  • Step into IT from Diverse Perspectives where we talked about the importance of feminine strengths in a successful transition into IT
  • Harness Your Inner Voices to Thrive in IT where we explored our inner voices and visions and provided practical tips for making them your best friend.

The remaining 3 sessions are planned for the second half of 2023 and we are exploring topics like:

  • The Importance of Caregiving in work and life
  • Finding your voice and negotiating your value
  • Pulling it all together and showcasing YOUR technical clout

Meet your hosts

Gry Stene

Gry is an original "IT Girl" from the 80s, starting out as programmer at a time when there were 35-40% women in key IT roles. She has loved her 30+ years working in tech across continents, in customer obsessed roles, and is equally at home in conceptual stage startups as she is in global conglomerates. 

Gry is deeply concerned about the downward trend of women in the industry, especially as tech creators and inventors, and is on a mission to encourage, enable, empower and inspire more women to step into IT in their own capability and capacity! 

She also knows that more women in the industry encourages diversity, inclusion and belonging more broadly and throws all her energy into shifting the balance.

IT Girls Rock is key initiative for our journey and brings the coaching, mentoring, training, conversations and collaborations that Gry has developed over 30 years to a wider audience.


Joanne Cooper

Joanne spent 25 years in the corporate software world as a developer and manager, creating business solutions, and supporting global, cross-functional teams. After many years of volunteering, Joanne’s career transitioned to the not-for-profit world, spending the next ten years as a project manager and Executive Director, supporting vulnerable populations through strong leadership, good communication, and building partnerships (aka “soft skills”). She is also a life coach, math tutor, and mother, and loves using her problem-solving skills to try to make sense of the world.

Joanne’s lived experience provides  great insights into the complexities of being a highly sensitive woman and devoted mother, working in male environments, and caring ‘too’ much in an insensitive world. Joanne is grateful to be part of this community with other women to share experiences, collectively problem solve, and amplify each other’s voices to address issues important to women and girls.


Looking for more information about IT Girls Rock before subscribing? Check out this video where founder Gry Stene shares her vision and mission for the community.

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Before You Join...

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