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Education
SAS & Malala Fund predict impact of climate change on girls' education
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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Women in Technology
IWD 2021: What does the IT industry need to do to attract more women in the years ahead?
We need to actively create working environments that are attractive to women, including flexible working arrangements and equal opportunities for career development and salary, writes Tecala general manager for people and culture Renata Bastalic.
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Education
GCSB names recipients of Women in STEM scholarships
The recipients each receive a $10,000 scholarship grant to support their STEM-related career path with the GCSB in fields such as computer science, engineering, and technical analysis.
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Tech Girls
Ara & ImpactED hui inspires girls to follow tech passion
The aim of the hui was to provide a safe opportunity to understand and interact with digital technologies so that girls could see what kinds of career pathways they could take.
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Xero
Monique’s Story: From high school drop-out to Xero Software Developer
“Don’t let anyone hold you back. I didn’t even know that software development was a career option until I met someone in the industry, so asking around helps.”
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Women in Technology
Mastercard extends free access to STEM curriculum for girls
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
Callaghan Innovation empowers women in STEM careers
"STEM careers are much more dynamic than many expect, now powering creative industries and solving social and environmental problems.”
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Women in Technology
On the front line: Perspectives from women in the tech industry
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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Diversity
Company-X encourages girls to rule NZ's tech industry
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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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Deloitte and AWS build advanced portal for Tech Girls Movement Foundation
Deloitte and Amazon Web Services have built and hosted a competition portal for the Tech Girls Movement Foundation (TGMF) to encourage more girls in Australia and New Zealand to get into STEM.
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Trade Me
Trade Me and GirlBoss kick off GirlBoss Awards for 2019
Diversity is a big challenge facing the STEM industries and as a large technology employer, Trade Me wants to help change that."
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Robotics
Kiwi girls take on robotics world… and WIN
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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Information Technology
Mind Lab at MOTAT hosting event to promote young women in tech
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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Data Centre Maintenance / Management
Two students win US apprenticeship with global data center giant
Park Place Technologies has been doing its bit to promote gender diversity in the IT industry.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS launches new initiative to get more girls in IT
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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IT Industry
ACS says Federal Budget is promising, but still lacking
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 Technologies
​​​​​​​Park Place jumps aboard girls in STEM initiative
​​​​​​​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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Entrepreneur
GirlBoss wins 2018 YES Emerging Alumni of the Year Award
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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Women in Technology
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.”
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School
NZ and Aussie tech girls become superheroes in Silicon Valley
The next generation of New Zealand and Australian female entrepreneurs had the chance to pitch their apps to Silicon Valley’s top executives.
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Cloud
NZTech programme aims to encourage more young girls into tech
Curran spoke to nearly 200 secondary school girls taking part in ShadowTech 2018.
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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
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.