Vogue Australia editorial director Edwina McCann has announced a renewed partnership with Westpac and an expanded program of events for Vogue Codes 2020.
Vogue Codes 2020 launches on June 18 with an all-new virtual series that features a line-up of local and international speakers, intended to inspire women to be creators of the digital future and encourage female innovation.
Edwina McCann said: “Vogue Codes is our crusade to see women empowered by technology. With the past few months showing us the importance of technology more than ever, embracing tech and the learning behind it is so important for girls and women, so that we can play a role in our shared digital future. Of course we want women to be decision-makers and influence the direction of our society; this means engaging with the technology that’s driving change.
“The response to Vogue Codes since we launched five years ago has been overwhelmingly positive. Westpac has been our presenting partner from the very beginning and we are thrilled to have them with us again for 2020. We’re excited by the opportunities of our expanded program of virtual events this year, which will allow us to take the campaign across geographic borders and audiences and play in the virtual world.”
The Vogue Codes free series of virtual webinars are designed to inspire more females to pursue a career in STEAM. Speakers participating in the online series of events will share insights into the impact caused by COVID-19 to their businesses, learnings from this period and thoughts on what the future holds.
The schedule includes:
18 June Priti Joshi, Vice President Strategy, Bumble
14 July Kate Morris, Founder, Adore Beauty
11 August Meggie Palmer, Founder, PepTalkHer
15 September Kim Culmone, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Design for Barbie and Fashion Dolls, Mattel Inc