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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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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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Cybersecurity
IWD 2022: Eliminating the issues that hold women back in ICT
Since late 2020, I've worked as a pre-sales engineer for Zscaler, the cloud security company that's kicking big goals in the zero trust space. 
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Women in Technology
IWD 2022: Degreed sees increase in women in tech leadership
Degreed has announced the implementation of its Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) program has seen a significant increase in women in leadership roles.
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CrowdStrike
IWD 2022: Crowdstrike comments on supporting women in tech
As an industry, we are still overcoming the bias that a career in tech or cybersecurity is primarily for men.
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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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Cloud
Microsoft launches Code; Without Barriers
Microsoft, along with 13 companies across nine Asia Pacific countries, has launched Code; Without Barriers.
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Skillsoft
Gender inequality still remains in tech sector as women struggle to secure roles
"It's great to see an uptake in students pursuing a career in tech, however with females finding it harder to secure their first tech roles, it's clear that gender disparities remain."
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Gender bias
Men unsure how to support gender equality, need to step up
New research has revealed men are unsure of how to support gender equality, while the majority of women want men to be more involved in helping to reduce inequities.
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Kaspersky
Women in tech: Equality journey not over
The idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity.
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Remote Working
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.”
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Gender bias
Women in tech: Broken rung constrains progress
While the glass ceiling is cracking, the progress is constrained by a broken rung.
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Women in Technology
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.
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Sustainability
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.
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Cloud
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.
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Cybersecurity
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.
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Women in Technology
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.
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Konica Minolta
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.
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Women in Technology
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.
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Women in Technology
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.
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Cloud
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.
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Kiwibank
Kiwibank receives the Gender Tick accreditation
Kiwibank chief executive Steve Jurkovich said fairness was an important attribute for the New Zealand-owned bank.
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Gender bias
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?
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Gender bias
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.