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Aussie teens empowered by tech but held back by career options
35% of Australian teenagers are of the opinion that they lack the preparation and exposure to technology in high school or college that would prepare them for a career.
Are AI assistants teaching girls to be servants?
Have you ever interacted with a virtual assistant that has a female-based voice or look, and wondered whether there are implicitly harmful gender biases built into its code?
Gender gap in AU’s STEM workforce obstructing national prosperity
New research reveals Australia has not yet made the systemic changes required to achieve diversity in STEM, threatening the nation’s prosperity.
Bias & discrimination stunting career progression, claim employees
If you feel like you’ve been held back from career progression because of discrimination, you are not alone according to a report from recruiting firm Hays.
Startups owned by women attract less funds – but earn more money
A study has revealed the average women-owned startup receives less than half the funding of their male counterparts, despite earning more revenue.
Exclusive interview: Kordia CEO tackles one of tech's biggest issues
"The tech community is very male, very pale and it's at risk of going very stale."
Exclusive: Air NZ's CEO on creating a 50% female senior leadership team by 2020
"When it comes to digital specifically, women make up around 30% of both our total digital employee base and our digital leadership team."
Exclusive: Here's what NZ's top CEOs are doing to improve gender diversity
You need to understand what’s going on in your own business and do something to fix it because if you don’t, all this talk –it’s just PR bollocks.
Passion for STEM sparks early for girls in Asia Pacific
When the girls were asked what would encourage them to pursue a career in STEM, parental encouragement was considered the most important influence.
New report shines light on sexism and ageism in ICT industry
"International studies show that the whole economy will grow as equity grows.”
First Women in IT scholarship awarded
“Otago Polytechnic values our responsibility in society. If we can support women into under-represented areas of study it’s better for the community."
How do millennials perceive women in leadership?
It's interesting to see that men who say both sexes aren’t equally effective leaders are more than 3x more likely to say men make the better leaders.
Gender gap: We have an issue, professor says
Massey University professor Sarah Leberman says the lack of women in leadership positions is a vexing and persistent problem.
How do tech CEOs really view gender diversity?
One of the primary barriers is the belief that enough qualified female candidates do not exist.
Kiwi businesswomen need to step it up
New Zealand businesswomen need to be more assertive if they want to arrest the ‘alarming drop’ in their numbers in senior management roles.