International Women’s Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter

Campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter Better the balance, better the world. How will you celebrate women’s achievements on Friday March 8, while calling for a more gender-balanced world? Planning is underway by groups worldwide. Partnerships and Collaborations are invited for 2019 (& 2020), so don’t delay in making contact with the International Women’s Day organisers.
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EMPOWERING TECHWOMEN – Join TechWomen and be part of the diversity conversation

Looking back since the last TechWomen newsletter, I’m wondering where has the year gone?  We are now in July, and the last two months have been all go for us here at TechWomen. On June 13, we were proud winners of the CIO award for ShadowTech where the judges were impressed with TechWomen’s model for … Continue reading "EMPOWERING TECHWOMEN – Join TechWomen and be part of the diversity conversation"
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#PressforProgress for more diversity in tech

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.
Industry News

AI provides window to get women into tech

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.
Research and trends

Gender-balanced tech firms make much bigger profits

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.
TechWomen News

Let’s encourage improvement!

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.
TechWomen News

Inspired by stories of diversity

Recently, I have attended several events with inspirational speakers exploring diversity.  Together, these talks have helped strengthen my understanding of diversity and how it really works in organisations. For example, just twenty years ago, the New Zealand Police entry requirements included minimum height, excellent vision, fitness, intelligence and no history of depression.  Now however, the … Continue reading "Inspired by stories of diversity"
Industry News

How MBIE is encouraging diversity in tech!

New Zealand’s tech sector is growing, and assisting and fostering this growth is a key focus for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Within MBIE, the Digital Economy team was established in 2015 to support and encourage continued growth, working closely with the wider digital community.