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More women in technology the time is now

Tēnā koe readers,

It’s about time. It’s about time for more women in workplaces. It’s about time for women in tech. And it’s absolutely time for you to be proud of the work you have accomplished this year. Step by step, we are working to move the dial on the tech gender gap and parity across workplaces. 

We started Q3 by sharing stories of women in tech via our TechWomen Series in September, which wrapped up on Ada Lovelace Day. These were viewed in the thousands, and shared across schools, organisations and instigated more confidence amongst women in tech. In case you missed it, you can watch the entire series here

In this month’s newsletter, we curated a number of recently published reports that talk to the global and local progress on gender in workplaces, such as McKinsey & LeanIn’s Women in the Workplace 2019 and Westpac’s Workplace Gender Gap Report. 

At TechWomenNZ, we have a multitude of objectives to execute on and we are looking for more volunteers (women and men) to help us progress some of our work in promotingconnecting, and advancing women in tech in New Zealand. 

If you are interested in getting involved, please hit reply or email Dil Khosa to register your interest and we can chat more about how you can help!

Let’s do this! 

Have a great November,

Ngā mihi,

Dil Khosa


Registration closes tomorrow Women in Business – Leadership panel “21st Century Leader: intersection between traditional and new leadership approaches for women” 12 November, Auckland

Building inclusive cultures and meetings

Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports—and Little Progress

Silicon sisters: Call to action for women in tech

Recruiting Suggesting for bringing in more Women Interns in Tech

Why Tech’s Approach to Fixing Its Gender Inequality Isn’t Working

ISACA – TechWorkforce 2020 ReportThe ISACA surveyed more than 3,500 tech professionals to see what motivates them, what influences them to stay at a job or move on, and whether age and gender impact those responses. Read the report here.


Know a young woman doing something incredible? Nominate now

Funding for Women’s Leadership Development

This fee support opportunity provides a scholarship of up to $8,000 for women to take part in one of three leadership courses.

The grants have been provisioned for use by women across the country, with a specific focus on the technology industry, but must be allocated by the end of 2019. The programs are suitable for junior managers right through to executive level women.  Register Expressions of Interest here until 6 December 

Attend Refactor Auckland, 20 November, Auckland

Case Studies –
Returnships (Signal ICT) 

PROFILE: Julia Pye 

Brewery Manager to Business Analyst

PROFILE: Jess Wren Professional Services Delivery at Datacom

PROFILE: Toni James

From Snowboarder to Code Cutter

Register for Strengthening Inclusion and Diversity in the Health Technology Sector, 21 November, Hamilton

What motivates women in tech? 

Robert Walters speaks to Sarah Dueweke, who was awarded a six month tech internship at Westpac. Partnering with Westpac, Robert Walters helped facilitate the internship at the WREDA Tech Ruck in Wellington.

More on Westpac Tech Internships


Looking across the ditch, science prizes are still a boys’ club. Here’s a piece on how this could be changed

TechWomen Exec Member Profile – Who are we?

TechWomen TechWomen is a group of passionate New Zealand tech, digital and ICT focused individuals from leading organisations that work together, with the support of NZTech, to help address the shortage of women in tech roles.