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Women in Technology
Huawei webinar emphasises the importance of women in tech
Industry findings by Coursera discussed as part of a webinar jointly organised by Huawei and Reuters Events found 6% more women enrolled in tech courses this year than in 2021.
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ICT
Raring to return: could ICT professionals who’ve been out of the workforce help solve the talent shortage?
Supporting rusty but willing workers to brush up on their skills can be a win-win, says Class Ltd chief technology officer, Alexis Rouch.
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Cybersecurity
IWD 2022: ESET Australia joins women’s scholarship program
ESET Australia has announced it is joining the company's global Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship program, awarding $5,000 to a woman currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program majoring in a STEM field.
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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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Soprano
IWD 2022: Soprano director on attracting women to STEM
The technology industry continues to see gender biases, pay gaps, and women thinking twice before expressing their opinions—and it’s deterring young female talent from entering the industry.
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STEM
Study: Online learning helping reduce the gender gap in STEM and digital skills in Australia
Online learning is reducing the gender gap in STEM and digital skills in Australia, according to a new study by Coursera.
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STEM
Mini Robot Rumble set to slice and dice Kiwis' robots of war
Mini Robot Rumble is happening this weekend, when robots take to the arena to battle, slice and dice their opponents in a fierce game of war.
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Cybersecurity
Interview: A chat with SolarWinds' Destiny Bertucci and how she discovered IT security
International Women’s Day may have passed, but there’s no reason why society shouldn’t keep up that recognition every day of the year.
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Schneider Electric
How the digital economy is shifting the workforce playing field for women
It’s no secret that there is a big gender gap in tech / engineering fields, and especially in the data center industry.
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Seek
Demand for tech skills intensifies across Australia
“This ’talent shortage’ has been identified by Australian CEOs as one of their top business risk areas."
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Datacom
Y-tech workshops getting youth into technology
The event includes speeches by inspirational New Zealand tech personalities from Datacom, the Mind Lab, and GirlBoss.
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STEM
Addressing the STEM skills gap with continuous online learning
Pluralsight talk about how online learning can prove to be an effective tool in closing the STEM skills gap within an organisation.
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Education
Unitec’s The Mind Lab and MOTAT join forces to empower Kiwis in STEM
"More than 40,000 students have learnt how to create, code, invent, test and build solutions using problem-based learning and technology in our lab."
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Mastercard
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.
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Cloud
Apple to pump up data center spending by $10 billion
Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs.
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Women in Technology
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.
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Women in Technology
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."
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Women in Technology
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.”
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STEM
Getting to Equal: Accenture on overcoming the gender pay gap
The research found that – globally - a woman earns an average $100 for every $140 a man earns - a gap of about 30%.
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STEM
New Zealand live science show Nanogirl heading to Abu Dhabi
The Nanogirl Live! Show will be part of the November Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2017.
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Cloud
Dell plans $14m donation: “It’s our responsibility to prepare the next generation”
By encouraging youth regardless of gender, ethnicity or social class to study STEM, there’s an opportunity to bring in different perspectives.
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Women in Technology
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."
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Education
The future is technology: Another company invests into coding for kids
The continued expansion of this industry highlights the importance of this skill in a tech-driven future...
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Education
Synnex targets education and entertainment with new robotics deal
Synnex Austraia is adding UBTech Robotics to its portfolio in a deal which targets the education and entertainment markets.