On Monday 21 May, 35 Wellington companies will host 150 secondary school girls for a day, gaining first-hand experience of ICT in its various applications.
ShadowTech is an NZTech initiative, supported by the Wellington Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, which is designed to encourage girls to think about study options and a career in ICT, and to explore the incredible opportunities and different contexts and applications of ICT in the workplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The worm has turned in the tech world as a wave of females are joining the tech community, according to national and global reports.
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.
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!