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IWD 2024: Tackling the gender gap: A call to revolutionise STEM education
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As the International Women's Day 2024 approaches, UK tech industry veteran, Juliet Moran, criticises the education system for the continual underrepresentation of women in technology-related fields.
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IWD 2023: Time to embrace equity to support women In tech
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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In championing women in ICT, we must create equitable conditions for female ICT students and professionals to flourish at every stage of their career.
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IWD 2023: Architecting change to truly embrace equity
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, closing the global gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.
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IWD 2023: Applying for the role now helps future women in STEM
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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Women apply for 20% fewer jobs than men, often feeling they need to meet 100% of the criteria. But it's time to change that mindset. #WomenInSTEM.
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SAS & Malala Fund predict impact of climate change on girls' education
Mon, 19th Apr 2021
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Malala Fund will use these findings to encourage leaders at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference and beyond to take action.
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IWD 2021: What does the IT industry need to do to attract more women in the years ahead?
Fri, 5th Mar 2021
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IT industry needs to promote tech roles, increase work placements & provide equal opportunities for women, says report. #WomeninTech #STEM.
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GCSB names recipients of Women in STEM scholarships
Tue, 2nd Feb 2021
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GCSB awards Women in STEM scholarships to three recipients, supporting their careers in science and technology.
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Ara & ImpactED hui inspires girls to follow tech passion
Thu, 8th Oct 2020
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Christchurch firms aim to inspire young girls to pursue careers in tech, hosting a virtual tour and hands-on experience.
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Monique’s Story: From high school drop-out to Xero Software Developer
Mon, 14th Sep 2020
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Monique Warrington, a 22-year-old software developer at Xero, has defied New Zealand's gender statistics in the tech sector.
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Mastercard extends free access to STEM curriculum for girls
Thu, 2nd Apr 2020
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Mastercard and education firm Scholastic have expanded free access to Mastercard’s STEM curriculum designed for 8-12 year-old girls.
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Callaghan Innovation empowers women in STEM careers
Mon, 17th Feb 2020
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New Zealand's Callaghan Innovation and Hutt Science hosted female students in science and technology to tackle the industry's gender imbalance.
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On the front line: Perspectives from women in the tech industry
Fri, 11th Oct 2019
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October 8 marked Ada Lovelace Day, a memorial for the first computer programmer. But it was a lot more than celebrating one woman’s achievements.
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Company-X encourages girls to rule NZ's tech industry
Tue, 8th Oct 2019
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There aren’t too many women in STEM fields because there is an unconscious bias against women. This doesn’t just come from men, but other women too.
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Deloitte and AWS build advanced portal for Tech Girls Movement Foundation
Wed, 11th Sep 2019
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Deloitte and AWS boost TGMF's STEM contest, aiming to empower more Australasian girls in tech.
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Trade Me and GirlBoss kick off GirlBoss Awards for 2019
Wed, 10th Jul 2019
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Nominations are open for the 2019 GirlBoss Awards, celebrating young Kiwi women shaping the future of New Zealand.
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Kiwi girls take on robotics world… and WIN
Thu, 16th May 2019
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Tara Stevens (14) and Riley Pollard (11), from New Plymouth and Okato and the Nakibots team, beat 80 other teams from across the world.
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Mind Lab at MOTAT hosting event to promote young women in tech
Tue, 14th May 2019
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Gender diversity in the tech industry is a hot topic around the world, but it’s one that New Zealand is looking to tackle head on.
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Two students win US apprenticeship with global data center giant
Tue, 14th May 2019
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Park Place fosters gender diversity in IT with women's STEM apprenticeship win.
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AWS launches new initiative to get more girls in IT
Thu, 9th May 2019
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It is designed to introduce all Year 8 students (12-13 year olds) in the UK to cloud computing and digital skills.
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ACS says Federal Budget is promising, but still lacking
Thu, 4th Apr 2019
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Following the announcement of Australia’s 2019 Federal Budget, as you would expect there have been mixed reactions, but ACS says there is progress.
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​​​​​​​Park Place jumps aboard girls in STEM initiative
Sat, 9th Feb 2019
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​​​​​​​It’s no secret that the IT industry and data centre circles are short of female representation, and this trio hopes to help overcome that issue.
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GirlBoss wins 2018 YES Emerging Alumni of the Year Award
Tue, 11th Dec 2018
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The people have spoken – GirlBoss CEO and founder Alexia Hilbertidou has been crowned this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Emerging Alumni of the Year.
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GCSB names Women in STEM scholarship winners
Tue, 27th Nov 2018
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GCSB grants £30k scholarships to trio of women in STEM, boosting diversity and skills in the sector.
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NZ and Aussie tech girls become superheroes in Silicon Valley
Tue, 14th Aug 2018
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The next generation of New Zealand and Australian female entrepreneurs had the chance to pitch their apps to Silicon Valley’s top executives.