11 November 2018
Following the national success of ShadowTech for students, TechwomenNZ and CreateOps is this week running a ShadowTech day for teachers for the first time. The ShadowTech day for teachers will be held on Wednesday which will create an opportunity for teachers to gain first hand understanding as greater responsibility falls on teachers to pass on … Continue reading "Industry experts to show teachers all about tech"
13 June 2018
The TechWomen programme ShadowTech won the engaging youth in ICT gong at the annual New Zealand CIO awards in Auckland last night. The initiative run by TechWomen, part of the NZTech community, provides years 9 to 11 schoolgirls an opportunity to experience what working in a tech job is like, encouraging them onto education pathways … Continue reading "ShadowTech wins award – go women in tech!"
22 May 2018
“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"
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.
19 December 2017
16 November 2017
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!"
14 May 2017
‘Women in tech’ is unfortunately not a phrase heard often enough. We are all aware of the gender divide between men and women in IT, but instead of asking ‘how can we fix it?’ we tend to get stuck in the negative mindset of the ‘that’s just the way it is’. If you are working … Continue reading "Launch pad for next generation of female tech leaders"
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.
07 May 2017
04 May 2017
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"
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.
03 May 2017