100TechWomen: 100 Careers in Technology

Georgia Taylor
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NZTech Women, TechWomen

As a woman in tech, I have been involved in mentoring, and sharing career advice with many young women.  It has always given me a great sense of joy when I see these talented women go on to have successful careers in the technology industry.  So, I started thinking, ‘how can we do more to reach young women, and provide them with outstanding role models in the tech sector?’  100TechWomen is the answer.

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Emalee Tea: Profile of a ShadowTech Alumni

Georgia Taylor
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ShadowTech, TechWomen

ShadowTech provides girls in Y9–11 with an opportunity to experience what working in the tech sector is like, encouraging them onto education pathways that lead into tech sector roles. The programme connects girls at school with women working in the tech sector, who act as mentors.  Secondary school students get to spend a day with the woman in tech, experiencing a day in the life of an IT professional.

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Te Papa digital chief one of 15 women in top group

Jackie Clark
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Media Release, TechWomen

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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Kiwi company selected in women-only Australian tech accelerator

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech, Media Release, TechWomen

A New Zealand start-up company, RIP Global, is among eight companies to be selected for the next women-only Springboard Enterprises Australia (SBE) accelerator programme.

SBE Australia, a not-for-profit with the first female-only startup accelerator in Australia, says the founders, lead successful businesses in industries including healthtech, agritech, real estate, wellness and fashion.

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#PressforProgress for more diversity in tech

Georgia Taylor
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TechWomen

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #PressForProgress and with good reason. Unfortunately, data shows that the gender gap is widening across the globe, instead of taking 170 years to close the gap at the current rate of progress, it is estimated that gender parity across the world will take over two centuries.

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AI provides window to get women into tech

Georgia Taylor
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AI Forum, Media Release, TechWomen

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is the next wave of technology and New Zealand must present a fresh window to help encourage women into tech roles.

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Encouraging signs of more Kiwi women in tech

Georgia Taylor
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Media Release, NZTech Women

The worm has turned in the tech world as a wave of females are joining the tech community, according to national and global reports.

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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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Celebrate International Women’s Day with us

Georgia Taylor
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NZTech Women

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!

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Gender-balanced tech firms make much bigger profits

Georgia Taylor
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NZTech Women

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.

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