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ShadowTech tackles gender imbalance

“Right now there’s a gender imbalance in the tech industry.  The sector employs more than 120,000 people, but only 23 percent are women.  I want that to change.  It needs to be much higher,” said Minister Clare Curran at yesterday’s Wellington launch of ShadowTech. Yesterday, 200 secondary school girls met at Te Auaha New Zealand … Continue reading "ShadowTech tackles gender imbalance"
Media Release

NZ at risk of falling behind global tech boom

The major consumer of digital skills, the tech sector, is growing rapidly and generating thousands of new roles a year in an exciting new digital economy, but NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller has questioned if New Zealand will fall behind other developed nations who are also struggling for skills.
Industry News

How MBIE is encouraging diversity in tech!

New Zealand’s tech sector is growing, and assisting and fostering this growth is a key focus for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Within MBIE, the Digital Economy team was established in 2015 to support and encourage continued growth, working closely with the wider digital community. Growth can be achieved by encouraging start-ups, … Continue reading "How MBIE is encouraging diversity in tech!"
TechWomen

Research needed for more women get into tech careers

New Zealand needs more research on why younger generations of women are not considering a career in Tech and why we see a high dropout of women dropout of the workforce, a NZTech leader says.
TechWomen

Insights of a ShadowTech Day Mentor

Eva Sherwood is an Account Executive at Oracle New Zealand, and serves on the Board of NZTech as a representative for major corporates. She began her career in I.T. in 2007, after studying degrees in Psychology and Business, then completing a post-grad diploma in Software Testing. Eva’s passionate about encouraging more young women to consider … Continue reading "Insights of a ShadowTech Day Mentor"
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Fresh push to get more women into IT

Efforts to encourage women into software programming and other parts of the tech industry are going up a notch. Industry body NZTech is doubling the size of its ShadowTech Days mentoring programming, which will this year pair 500 high school girls with women already in the industry, after receiving funding from the Ministry of Youth Development.