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CIO Awards Recognises ShadowTech: Engaging Girls beyond Coding

Jackie Clark
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NZTech News, TechWomen

The ShadowTech youth development programme has been selected as a finalist for the Engaging Youth in ICT award; part of the 2018 CIO Awards for New Zealand.

ShadowTech is an annual technology career experience day for girls in years 9-11, who meet in their regional centres to hear from local tech leaders and are then hosted by women working in the technology sector to experience ‘a day in the life’ of a tech sector career.

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NZTech Q&A: Edwina Mistry

Georgia Taylor
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NZTech News, NZTech Women

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!

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech News, NZTech Women

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

Chantal Thomas
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FinTech, NZTech News

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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NZTech Q&A: Priti Ambani

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech News, NZTech Women

We asked the newly appointed Visa’s Everywhere Initiative New Zealand judge about empowering women in tech and what motivates her. 

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Step up to make a difference!

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech News, NZTech Women

I recently joined the NZTech Women High Impact Team, with the honour of being the group’s first male representative. This has significantly improved the teams gender diversity to a proportion not far off the percentage of women in tech in New Zealand businesses!

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NZ not alone in struggling to attract tech women

Chantal Thomas
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Media Release, NZTech News, NZTech Women

New Zealand is not alone in attracting and retaining women in tech, a leading tech specialist says.

Andrea Hancox, NZTech’s national director of government relations, says the whole world faces the issue of attracting and retaining women in tech and introducing tech to young women as a choice of career.

The Ministry of Women has released a guide Decoding Diversity targeted at attracting and retaining girls and women in tech education. The guide is for secondary school teachers, university lecturers, code club volunteers and other community group leaders, potential employers, career advisors, industry professionals, recruitment personnel, students and parents.

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Why political correctness is hurting diversity

Chantal Thomas
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Industry News, NZTech News, NZTech Women

Within a mere ten days, I have bounced between speaking in front an audience comprised of just five percent women to another skewed at 99 percent. The former audience included over 800 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) for The New Zealand CIO Summit 2017, the latter around 60 young girls during ShadowTech Day.

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