Webinar: Ada Lovelace Day – Women back yourselves – the Tech Industry needs you!
This is a Tech Alliance event
Come and join TechWomen to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with a conversation about getting the tech job you really want.
Ada Lovelace Day (13th October 2020) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM.
The IT industry, like many others, is actively increasing their hiring of diversity and female staff. Businesses understand that diversity brings so much more to the table. However, there is still a shortage of females applying for roles within the IT sector, which we are focusing on during this webinar. With a panel of very talented and experienced women across several parts of the corporate sector, we will be discussing how women can help ourselves to push our natural boundaries when applying for a role, understand how Covid has impacted this process within businesses and also how to read beyond a job description and remember what skills you can contribute.
Eva Sherwood, TechWomen Chair and NZTech Board member
Amanda Watson, TechWomen Executive member
Tasia Stace – Oracle DBA Team Leader @ eIT / Servian
Tasia is a team leader who runs a team and is involved in staff recruitment. She has experience on both sides of the coin, as a Snr DBA and as a manager recruiting for her team.
Emma Southward – 40 Foot Recruitment
Emma will speak from a recruiter’s perspective and provide insight on how to write role descriptions to attract females and provide insight on how women respond.
Tina Frew – Strategy Lead, Z Energy
Tina is a Strategy Lead at Z Energy and is personally motivated to bring, new low carbon energy to NZ. Tina’s been with Z in a few different roles for over 7 years. Tina originally trained as an Aeronautical Engineer in Australia and returned to work in the NZ Air Force as an engineering officer for a number of years. Tina has had a unique leadership journey in the engineering field and military and corporate work environments and is excited to share some of her journey during the webinar.
Julie Fitzgerald – Organisational Learning Manager Z Energy
Presenting from a business perspective, the “Future of Work” – what employers will be looking for. How “Power Skills” are becoming more and more important in roles such as empathy, collaboration and communication.