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Hootsuite 2021 Impact Report shows workforce more diverse
Hootsuite has released its annual 2021 Impact Report detailing the results of its social impact initiatives following the launch of its corporate guiding principles.
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3 signs your company could do more to promote women in cybersecurity
The business case for diversity is stronger than ever: companies that are more diverse outperform their less diverse peers financially.
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Workday helps Chorus connect well-being to business performance
Chorus, a New Zealand telecommunications infrastructure business, has implemented technology that links well-being with business performance.
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Women in Technology
IWD 2022: TechnologyOne, UNIQ YOU to increase women in tech
TechnologyOne has partnered with UNIQ YOU to increase the number of women in the tech industry by encouraging participation in these roles.
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Secure Code Warrior
IWD 2022: Secure Code Warrior talks women in STEM
Attracting women into STEM should begin at a young age by fostering a healthy, positive, and unbiased environment in which both girls and boys are equally encouraged to follow their passion.
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International Women's Day
International Women’s Day honored with virtual coffee talk
Rocket Software will be hosting its quarterly Women Leaders in Technology Coffee Talk on International Women's Day, 
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"Unacceptably slow" diversity progress within company boards - Deloitte
While the number of women on company boards is rising, it could take more than 20 years to achieve equal parity.
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Honeywell receives Rainbow Tick for diversity & inclusion in NZ
The company states, “We foster an inclusive environment in which all employees feel valued, respected and accepted."
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Lenovo to leverage smart tech as it commits to climate change goals
“It is now up to global businesses and their leaders to continue building resilience into our operations."
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Huge disconnect between leadership perception of diversity and inclusion and reality - report
Capgemini Research Institute has found only 10% of global businesses are front-runners in inclusion and diversity practices within their technology teams.
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Digital Inclusion
Breaking down barriers: Inclusion the next step on Australia’s digital journey
The global health crisis has fast-tracked reliance on digital technology, making it abundantly clear that people of all abilities and backgrounds must be included in all digital journeys. 
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The steps CIOs should take to advance diversity, equity and inclusion
“CIOs have an enormous opportunity to use their position as a digital business leader to support marginalised groups and meet executive commitments with action.”
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Accounting Software
BlackLine board welcomes renowned D&I spokeswoman Barbara Whye
Whye, who is currently Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, brings more than 25 years of technology experience to her position on the board.
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Four steps to achieve greater organisational diversity and inclusion
Many organisations still struggle to solidify workplace cultures that are inclusive and embrace diversity. Here are four fundamental principles that guide the company’s approach to diversity.
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Infosys commits to bringing online learning to all learners
According to a new announcement, the company has stated it is ‘focused on improving digital accessible learning experiences for people with disabilities’.
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Microsoft launches program to help people with disabilities excel in tech
Microsoft wants to help people with disabilities excel in their technology careers, which is why it has launched a first-of-its-kind pilot program to achieve those goals.
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NZTech chief hopeful for greater diversity in tech sector
With the most diverse board ever, Muller has released a statement that highlights greater inclusion as the tech sector thrives in a pandemic-hit NZ.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Aussie Broadband talks workplace diversity
In this interview, we speak with Aussie Broadband's general manager of corporate affairs, Janet Granger-Wilcox about workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I).
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Autistic-majority IT services company celebrates Autistic Pride Day
those in technology consultant and IT service professional roles reported higher confidence, autonomy, and wellbeing.
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Okta forms inclusion council to reflect employee diversity
“The goal of the Inclusion Council is to ensure that the conversation and ownership of inclusion and belonging are even more deeply integrated within Okta’s business approach."
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Artificial Intelligence
Australia leads AI adoption but struggles to tackle bigger issues
The country is poorly managing AI aspects such as bias, privacy, and training.
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How Epson makes CSR more than a buzzword
After being named in the FTSE4Good Index yet again, the company has outlined how it makes social responsibility a core tenant of its vision.
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Nuclear sector encourages diversity & emerging tech
Sydney played home to an event that promoted diversity in the nuclear sector, celebrating those who are using nuclear technologies and science in ‘peaceful’ ways.
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Twitter aims to be 'world's most diverse & inclusive tech company'
According to Twitter's VP of people experience, Twitter needs to be bold, move fast, and get it right.