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100TechWomen project launching this month

TechWomen will this month launch 100TechWomen which will feature a collection of inspiring stories from New Zealand’s brightest female tech talent from around the country. Edwina Mistry, executive director of TechWomen, says the launch is designed to inspire the future generation of women in tech and celebrate the contribution of women in the tech industry.
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Empowering TechWomen: Join us at Techweek; Mentor at ShadowTech; 100 TechWomen update

Welcome to the first newsletter of TechWomen! It’s been three months since I joined TechWomen in the role of Executive Director, and there has never been a dull moment with so many initiatives and projects on the go. For those who haven’t met me before, please feel free to connect with me directly on LinkedIn.
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Te Papa digital chief one of 15 women in top group

Te Papa Tongarewa museum’s first chief digital officer Melissa Firth, who built a digital team almost from scratch, has been named among the top 100 CIOs in New Zealand for 2018.
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NZTech Q&A: Edwina Mistry

Meet TechWomen’s newly appointed executive director, Edwina Mistry. Here she shares the best advice she’s been given, what makes her tick and her favourite productivity tips.
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Let’s encourage improvement!

Do you tire of having to explain to colleagues, yet again, the benefits of diversity? Sometimes, it seems that our mission to celebrate and promote diversity in the tech sector falls on deaf ears. Let’s be honest, diversity and inclusion is a particularly sensitive issue and it is not well understood.
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NZTech Q&A: Sonya Williams

Sonya Williams is driven to solve big problems using technology and wants to help more people do the same! She has recently been appointed as NZTech board intern and shares her startup story.
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Inspired by stories of diversity

Recently, I have attended several events with inspirational speakers exploring diversity.  Together, these talks have helped strengthen my understanding of diversity and how it really works in organisations. For example, just twenty years ago, the New Zealand Police entry requirements included minimum height, excellent vision, fitness, intelligence and no history of depression.  Now however, the … Continue reading "Inspired by stories of diversity"