Join TechWomen for lunch on 8 March, as we showcase local ‘When Diversity Counts’ stories in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Hear inspiring stories of when diversity in the workplace has changed the game!
Gender-balanced tech firms are up to 40 percent more profitable and it is important that Kiwi companies and leaders acknowledge and accept that when hiring staff, the new executive director of Tech Women NZ says.
The Ministry of Business and Employment (MBIE) and the Ministry for Women today launched a pilot to attract more women back into the technology sector.
Based in Wellington, Return to IT assists women with a digital technology backgrounds to return to work in the sector after taking a career break of between two and five years. Successful applicants will be offered an opportunity to be placed with a participating organisation, or assistance with seeking employment in the IT sector.
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!
This morning on TVNZ’s Breakfast show, NZTech’s Andrea Hancox discussed busting tech stereotypes. Watch the interview here.