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Melinda Gates behind $50m drive to get women into tech
Melinda Gates is reportedly investing US$50 million in a new initiative to attract more women to the technology sector, starting with roots in the United States.
Talend taps key leadership talent from SAP Concur ranks
Talend’s new CEO and CRO most recently held executive positions at SAP Concur.
New study reveals ‘huge’ gender disparity in Indian businesses
"The Zinnov-Intel India Gender Diversity study offers valuable data, insights and industry best practices that would be instrumental in furthering the goal of 'Be-WISE' to accelerate inclusive participation of women in the workplace."
From the lounge to the big leagues: Nexacu recognised in Deloitte's Tech Fast 50
“Every year we are in awe of the tech companies that appear on our list. They bring to life the very best of the industry when it comes to determination, dedication and laser focused attention to detail."
Women in Media and The Trade Desk announce collaborative partnership
"This partnership will help Women in Media in their work celebrating good journalism, empowering women and help drive broader understanding of the impact of technology on the media industry."
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.
AiSP launches ladies in cybersecurity mentorship programme
The initiative aims to plug the industry’s talent gap, spur female participation in cybersecurity, and transform the role women play in Singapore’s cyber defence.
Women in Payments Symposium recognises leaders & rising stars
The awards included five categories: Emerging Leader, Innovation, Thought Leader, Advocate for Women, and Distinguished Payments Professional.
Stevie Awards for Women in Business winners announced
More than 500 businesswomen and their guests attended a gala dinner in New York, with representatives attending from as far away as Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Singapore.
Samoa to host ITU’s global Girls in ICT Day 2020 celebrations
The celebration, which is held in April every year, aims to raise visibility and the importance of bringing women into ICT careers.
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.
APAC lights the way for women in executive roles
Organisations in Asia Pacific and the United States have more women in management than organisations in Europe – and globally, female representation on boards has doubled in the space of just 10 years.
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.
GirlBoss Awards celebrate NZ's trailblazing young women
This year’s winners hailed from all corners of New Zealand including Dunedin, Wellington, Kāpiti, Taupō, Coromandel, and Auckland.
Whitecliffe helping more women get into IT careers with flexible training hours
The New Zealand IT industry simply isn’t marketed towards women interested in studying technology.
Bridging the gender gap in IIoT - Claroty
At almost 5 years old, Claroty has grown to more than 130 employees worldwide and has raised $100 million in venture capital with customers spanning 15 different industries.
The Tech Life Project takes Year 6 girls to Xero & Trade Me HQ
The five girls flew to Wellington for the digital education experience of a lifetime.
Sydney & Melbourne amongst world's top places for women entrepreneurs
"Every day I meet inspiring women in Australia and New Zealand, so it is heartening to see Sydney and Melbourne rank in the top 15 cities globally in our WE Cities Index report."
Hiring for your next IT recruit? Ditch the gender bias
Those tasked with writing job advertisements for IT job vacancies should consider the type of language they use and make sure what they’re writing isn’t biased towards one particular gender.
Meet the future of women in IT
Emily Sopers has just won Kordia’s first ever Women in Technology Scholarship, which was established to address gender imbalance in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
Report: Women being sexually harassed at tech conferences
A new survey has uncovered some startling findings, with not only misrepresentation of women but also sexual harassment.
Opinion: Inclusivity the key to bridging the tech talent gap
Annabel Lee says the gender imbalance in data centre and IT circles will have a significant impact in the future with more jobs than graduates to fill them.
A look back at the Cisco Women in IT Awards
“I want you to celebrate this award and everything it represents in your life, and congratulations to all the finalists and nominees.”
Where to from here? Women in cybersecurity speak up
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on how far the industry has come in treating women more equally, but also to rally together and look at how this can be improved.