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Welcome to TechWomen 2024!

Kia ora,

We hope you had a fantastic summer break and a wonderful start to 2024!

Did you know that only 29% of the New Zealand Digital IT workforce comprises females?* Our goal is to increase this number to 40% by 2040, but we can’t do it alone. That’s where you come in! 

As we gear up for another busy year at TechWomen, we’re reaching out to you, our valued community, for support in turbocharging our efforts. To achieve this, we’re seeking passionate volunteers and foundation partners to join us on our journey. If you want to volunteer or if your organisation can provide financial support through foundation partnerships or ShadowTech sponsorship, please reach out to us or fill out our expression of interest form.

We’re delighted to have continued support from Deloitte and Westpac as our strategic partners for the year ahead.

Interested in becoming a TechWomen Member?

TechWomen is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers and supported by membership fees. Our goal is to empower and uplift women in the tech industry. By joining us, you’ll gain access to networking, a community of over 3,000 New Zealand women in tech, support, inspiration, and opportunities to participate in diversity discussions. Plus, you’ll receive discounts and early access to various events and workshops.

Membership of the TechWomen Community is open to all genders and you can find out more on our website here: Join Techwomen.

What’s coming up


Our first event of the year is International Women’s Day – 8 March

International Women’s Day 2024 – Lessons from Pop Culture to #InspireInclusion

From Barbie to Taylor Swift, the world has seen a resurgence of girl power over the last year. For IWD 2024 TechWomen will be looking at recent trends from pop culture and discussing how we can learn from them and continue to inspire inclusion in tech.

Join us for a recap of the biggest trends of 2023 followed by a community discussion about what the tech sector can learn from pop culture. We will be hosting in person events in Auckland and Wellington, as well as an online session for people joining remotely. 



In 2023 over 600 girls in years 9-11 spent the day with 50 businesses across the country, to experience working in tech first hand with the aim to inspire their career pathways into tech.

This year, Shadowtech will be in August, with applications for schools and businesses opening in April.

We hope to bring ShadowTech to more locations, and to do this we need volunteers, and sponsors. So, if you would like to see ShadowTech in your region please fill out our expression of interest form.

A massive thanks to last year’s sponsors and supporters, Deloitte, Westpac, Nui Markets, WellingtonNZ, Verizon Connect, Tuatahi First Fibre, Ministry of Education and TechStep. We are so grateful for your support of our future tech generations.

Here’s a highlight video of Shadowtech 2023 from TechStep.

Mentoring Circles 

Connect & Grow: Want to grow your tech network? Join our monthly Mentoring Circles from May to October. We organise small groups of six mentees and two mentors to meet regularly in a supportive setting. We’re making exciting updates based on your feedback and adding a new location in Hamilton. Applications will open in April.

If you are interested in joining our organising committee, fill out our expressions of interest form and we will be in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events, and bringing you more great initiatives in 2024!

Ngā mihi 
The TechWomen Team

*Source – Digital Skills Aotearoa, Edition 3 – read more:

Read the full news here: Welcome to TechWomen 2024!

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.