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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.”
Women in tech: Broken rung constrains progress
While the glass ceiling is cracking, the progress is constrained by a broken rung.
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.
University of Auckland takes top spot in sustainability rankings
The university was ranked in the top 25% for each of the Goals with which it engaged.
Avanade Australia receives gender equality citation
Avanade Australia says it is committed to promoting gender equality at the workplace and helping employees feel inspired, confident and cared for.
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: 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.
Konica Minolta receives gender equality citation from WGEA
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recently named Konica Minolta for its dedication to gender equality in the workplace.
Men feel less welcome in tech workplaces - Harvey Nash report
Women feel more welcome in the technology industry, yet men feel more unwelcome than ever.
Women underrepresented in cybersecurity in half of enterprises - Kaspersky
Despite some diversity initiatives, women constitute 39% of the labour force and only 25% of management positions worldwide in general.
Chorus receives Gender Tick, moves toward greater pay equity
The company has introduced policies focussed on gender and pay equity and the development of female leadership.
Kiwibank receives the Gender Tick accreditation
Kiwibank chief executive Steve Jurkovich said fairness was an important attribute for the New Zealand-owned bank.
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.
Opinion: Inclusivity the key to bridging the tech talent gap
Annabel Lee says the gender imbalance in data centre and IT circles will have a significant impact in the future with more jobs than graduates to fill them.
Where to from here? Women in cybersecurity speak up
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on how far the industry has come in treating women more equally, but also to rally together and look at how this can be improved.
Google discovers it’s not women that it’s underpaying - it’s men
After conducting a pay equity analysis, the company uncovered some unexpected findings that resulted in $9.7m of pay rises for underpaid staff.
Exclusive: ServerFarm CEO discusses data centre workforce woes
Not only is there a clear gender disparity in the industry, but Papouchado says the existing workforce is aging.
South Island law firm recognised by UN for gender equality
A South Island legal startup that has successfully conquered much of the South Island has been recognised by the United Nations.
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.
Day 2 of InfoSec EU 18 wraps up – here’s some of the main highlights
Some of the features included a keynote from Baroness Martha Lane Fox, the first ever InfoSec Europe Symposium, and various awards.
Why gender equality in tech is everybody’s issue – MYOB
When it comes to making a difference to gender equality in tech, men tend to come up with excuses on why they shouldn’t be involved.
Good news and bad news for technology workers
“Digital and technology talent is scarce. And, as expected, that scarcity drives up the median salary."
Microsoft: There’s no such thing as a typical ‘techie’
I don’t think of myself as a typical ‘techie’, and the truth is such a thing doesn’t exist.