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New report shines light on sexism and ageism in ICT industry
"International studies show that the whole economy will grow as equity grows.”
Step up for Kiwi women could boost economy by $881m a year
"We need to once and for all ditch this notion that women aren’t talented enough to be there.”
The global enterprise getting Kiwi kids into coding
Accenture employees across 55 of these countries have pledged to volunteer more than 10,000 hours to Hour of Code.
In depth: McAfee on thought leadership, women in security and the skills shortage
McAfee’s vice president & chief technical strategist Candace Worley speaks about the rich world of security & how it’s changing for women in tech.
Accenture: How to get more girls into technology
“It's not only an economic imperative that we bridge the gender gap when it comes to technology...it is a critical societal one."
Investment platform startup Sharesies readies for growth
The business has rapidly exceeded expectations hitting $5 mil invested through the platform and has had over 8,400 customers sign up to the service.
Exclusive interview: Microsoft on diversity, regulating NZ’s sharing economy & Uberisation
"I think we have a tremendous area for improvement here and I try to do my part to talk about that honestly.”
Expert comment: Women shortage in cybersecurity needs addressing
A study has revealed that a minuscule 11 percent of the cybersecurity workforce are women - Kaspersky says this is attributing to the huge skills gap.
Bridging the rural-urban divide with technology, collaboration and bold ideas
What needs to be brought into focus now is that issues of inequality and lack of access are not limited to emerging or developing economies.
Vodafone fuels new course to tackle AU's low female STEM employment rate
"There is a lack of understanding about job prospects and roles for women in male-dominated STEM fields.”
New collaboration focuses on getting more women in tech
There’s a new collaboration in Australia and it’s all about helping women catapult their digital skills and futureproof their careers.
MYOB tackles gender inequality with Male Champions of Change STEM
"Businesses will not reach their innovation potential unless the full capabilities of women and men are harnessed within the workplace." - MYOB CEO
Diversify or fail: Govt. puts $8m towards women in tech grants
“Australian businesses will fail to reach their full potential unless we create diverse and inclusive workplaces."
Founder of the Tech Girls movement wins entrepreneur award
“This is where the economic prosperity of our nation will be created into the future.”
Accenture, IBM, ThoughtWorks recognised as top companies for Women Technologists
IBM received special recognition for increased numbers of women at senior and executive levels.
Xero’s Anna Curzon recognised in top 25 women leaders in SaaS
“Things like artificial intelligence and machine learning mean we really are in the golden age of accounting, so anything is possible.”
Intersekt fintech festival promises world-first gender equality commitment
The decision is part of an ongoing campaign to drive increased levels of female participation in Australia’s most important startup sector.
Gender pay gap should be a social & economic priority, says WGEA
“This is bad news for the economy, because it shows that business is not drawing on the enormous talent available in the female workforce."
ISACA warns GDPR compliance clock is counting down fast
ISACA urges firms to get on top of GDPR compliance; and also leads an initiative for women in technology.
Exclusive interview: Polycom on how remote working can bring us closer together
If you’re measuring the productivity of your employees based on whether you can see them or not, you’re probably not getting the most out of them.
Empowering girls towards tech about inspiration, mythbusting and education, says NZTech
“Feedback from a lot of young women I have spoken to, say there are often only a few other females in their tech class. This must change."
A brief history of Claudia Batten & her contribution to tech in NZ
Batten believes that New Zealand must be part of the digital world to close the geographic divide, remain relevant, and increase its prosperity.
APAC Sophos' Nicki Dewhurst included in prestigious 'Women of the Channel' list
The gender divide in IT and affiliated industries is a topic of increasing concern, but companies like Sophos are breaking the mould.
Exclusive interview: Simona Turin on Air New Zealand's digital transformation
I’m still trying to figure out what is stopping girls from reaching technology because I love technology, it’s a creative process.