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Remote work: The new home for gender equality in tech
“We as an industry must build on this momentum, extract the positives from the past year’s transition to flexible working, and be a catalyst for wider social change as a result.”
ASG Technologies launches Women Leaders in Technology programme
"The technology industry is constantly disrupted and changing, and it is critical that women have a place to share their unique experiences, ideas and stories with one another."
Women in cybersecurity – what is holding us back?
A robust and diverse workforce with wide-ranging skills and depth of experience is essential for providing balance, safety and continuity to both the industry and countries at large.
Kordia Women in Tech scholarship awarded to Kaitlin Te Rito
Bachelor of Engineering student Kaitlin Te Rito has scooped the Kordia Women in Technology scholarship for 2020.
Yes, women do want to work in tech, says industry study
Women are unlikely to apply for a position unless they meet 100% of the stated requirements, while men will often apply if they meet 60% of these.
Puppet appoints CTO Abby Kearns
Kearns, who has more than 20 years’ experience at organisations including the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Pivotal Software, and Verizon, also has extensive experience across cloud computing and growing open source communities.
Women highlight benefits & challenges of working in tech
"women around the world have been able to bring a new perspective to the tech industry, and their skills and experience are just as valuable when they feel comfortable enough to impose them."
MYOB backs Kiwi women's business goals
MYOB recently launched a Stand Tall, Leap High resource centre, which aims to help Kiwi women find inspiration from some of the country’s most successful female entrepreneurs.
Mastercard extends free access to STEM curriculum for girls
Mastercard and education firm Scholastic have expanded free access to Mastercard’s STEM curriculum designed for 8-12 year-old girls.
Mentorship key to bringing women into cybersecurity - Microsoft
“Diverse teams make better and faster decisions 87% of the time compared with all male teams, yet the actual number of women in our field fluctuates between 10 and 20%. What ideas have we missed by not including more women?”
Broadcast tech diversity firm Rise expands to Asia Pacific
Rise, a UK-based organisation promoting gender diversity within the broadcast technology sector, is expanding to Asia Pacific and North America.
VMware A/NZ up for Women Leading Tech award
The Awards celebrate women’s achievement in the tech industry, and aims to ensure that women are part of history, not forgotten.
Vodafone's Sharina Nisha up for Women Leading Tech Award
“Sharina aims to inspire other women into technology and she spends a lot of time mentoring emerging engineers."
Eliminating gender bias in cybersecurity could grow industry by the billions
if gender bias were eliminated from the cybersecurity industries of the US and UK, a total of $43.1 billion and £17 billion would be added to their respective economies, according to data from Tessian.
IWD 2020 interview: Boomi's Tania Mushtaq
As a celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. Boomi's APJ marketing director Tania Mushtaq shares her thoughts.
IWD 2020 interview: F5 Networks' Jade Meara
As a celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. F5 Networks A/NZ head of marketing and executive board member Jade Meara shares her thoughts.
Cisco names Women in IT Award winners
As part of the company’s Women of Impact Month, it held an awards ceremony to honour just a few of the women making strides in the IT industry.
IWD 2020 interview: Kordia's NZ CISO Hilary Walton
New Zealand is a small country with a powerful tech backbone, but chances are you won’t come across too many people who hold the title of CISO – and even fewer who are female CISOs.
IWD 2020 interview: Communications advisor Rachel Rayner
As a celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. Communications advisor to the tech industry, Rachel Rayner, shares her thoughts.
IWD 2020 interview: BlackLine's Claudia Pirko & Ecosystm's Jannat Maqbool
As a celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. BlackLine’s A/NZ regional vice president Claudia Pirko and Ecosystm principal advisor Jannat Maqbool share their thoughts.
IWD 2020 interview: Smart WFM's Candice Lloyd
As a celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. Smart WFM's Candice Lloyd shares her thoughts.
IWD 2020: Why we must champion the next generation of female leaders
International Women's Day: As we’ve seen over and over — and as endless research supports — diversity isn’t just good business, it’s good for business.
IWD 2020 interview: FTS Group's Julia Merten & Veritec's Corryn Webb
As a celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. FTS Group's Julia Merten and Veritec’s Corryn Webb, share their thoughts.
IWD 2020 interview: Motorola Solutions' Mandy Gill
As a celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. Motorola Solutions' Mandy Gill shares her thoughts.