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Exclusive: The changing role of women in technology
Recently IT Brief had the opportunity to talk to Rackspace A/NZ director of architecture, onboarding and professional services Emma Pudney about the role women play in tech businesses.
01 Feb 19
Exclusive: The women behind cloud computing
"We’re working towards change, but if women really want to become leaders in cloud computing, they have to stick with it."
14 Jan 19
GCSB names Women in STEM scholarship winners
"The initiative came about after I had the agency undertake some intelligence on itself to see if our workforce was sufficiently diverse and inclusive to support our mission.”
27 Nov 18
The key to a successful digital transformation journey
"According to a Deloitte study, 90% of organisations believe their core business is threatened by new digital competitors."
06 Nov 18
Adobe announces equal pay for employees across the globe
Adobe announced global pay parity between women and men, delivering on a commitment the company made earlier this year.
23 Oct 18
MYOB survey: Females & males take different approaches to business success
Those that make it to the top of the success ladder will often attribute their success to very different factors – according to one MYOB survey, females and males have very different ideas about how they got there.
03 Oct 18
Exclusive: A better future for women in cyber security
"We aim to encourage women to get more involved in the security technology space."
02 Oct 18
Exclusive: Tackling the challenges faced by women in cybersecurity
Some companies though do an incredible job of recruiting women into their workforces, but they have problems retaining them.
03 Aug 18
GirlBoss Awards calls forth NZ's trailblazing young females
“The GirlBoss Awards recognises the change make-hers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold young women who are shaping the future of NZ."
26 Jul 18
NZ Cyber Security Challenge confronts issues facing women in cybersecurity
“A lack of diversity means a lack of important voices in these decisions and will ultimately lead to harmful blind spots in our near future."
11 Jul 18
MYOB addresses gender imbalance in tech with female developer programme
It hopes that programmes such as developher will encourage other tech companies to be proactive about attracting women into technical roles.
21 May 18
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.
16 May 18
Wellington businesses promote ICT opportunities to the region’s teenage girls
"We are certain that opportunities like this make a difference in addressing the current gender imbalance in ICT."
14 May 18
Red Hat celebrates ‘women of open source’ at RHS 2018
Two young women were honoured on day 2 of Red Hat Summit, as part of a focus on Women in technology.
11 May 18
CompTIA launches global tech career directory for women and girls
CompTIA’s Advancing Women in Technology Community has created an online resource to help women and girls find their feet in the IT industry.
05 May 18
Girl power: Championing women in tech
Looking forward it's essential that the tech sector continues to champion women and encourage them to get involved.
03 May 18
Te Papa’s digital chief ranked among NZ’s top 100 CIOs
Melissa Firth’s team established Mahuki, the first business accelerator programme in the world focused on opportunities in the culture sector.
19 Apr 18
Kiwi company chosen for women-only Aus tech accelerator
RIP Global is a cloud-based expense reporting and bookkeeping solution.
10 Apr 18
Data shows women work harder than men in Australia
"Women are working harder than men and now appear to be the driving force behind corporate performance."
29 Mar 18
OMG Tech bridges gender gap early by keeping girls curious
By the time girls reach high school, they’ve already made major decisions about life direction – so it’s vital to foster an interest in tech early.
23 Mar 18
Microsoft women file over 200 complaints of gender discrimination & sexual harassment
The documents show staff working in U.S-based technical jobs filed 238 complaints between 2010-2016.
15 Mar 18
10 key facts from Gartner on women in technology
"The lack of diversity in technology is glaring: according to the 2018 Gartner CIO Survey, 13% of CIOs are female. "
12 Mar 18
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.
09 Mar 18
Discrimination, advocacy, and standing together – Women in tech speak out
Xero’s International Women’s Day tea saw approximately 80 women who were Xero partners, customers, and employees coming together.
09 Mar 18