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Equality stories

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Micro-credentials advance workplace diversity and inclusion
Mon, 30th Oct 2023
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Micro-credentials are key in enhancing diversity and inclusivity in the commercial landscape and addressing employment issues, says D2L.
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UK Women in Tech Awards 2023 shine on outstanding contributors
Sat, 14th Oct 2023
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The Women in Tech Awards 2023 celebrated women professionals making significant contributions to the industry.
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Kiwi workers at breaking point in wake cost-of-living crisis
Fri, 12th May 2023
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Women hardest hit as 66% report that cost of living has had a negative impact on their mental health compared to 49% of men.
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Datacom, Yoobee partnership to increase women in tech
Wed, 10th May 2023
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The partnership delivers course-to-career scholarships and help balance the gender scales by supporting more women into New Zealand's technology workforce.
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IWD 2023: Why women are more attracted to problem-solving than technology
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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The theme for IWD is DigitAll: Innovation and technology for gender equality, highlighting the importance of technology in achieving gender equality.
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IWD 2023: Women don’t need special consideration, we need competence and motivation
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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Being in a progressive democracy like New Zealand provides an invaluable perspective: generally, women aren’t disadvantaged in the workplace.
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IWD 2023: Women form the majority of the unconnected population
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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Women are still under-represented in technology, but Vodafone aims to connect 20 million more women in Africa and Turkey by 2025. #EmbraceEquity.
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IWD 2023: Connecting the Dots - True Crime and Women in Cyber
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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From true crime enthusiasts to cybersecurity: How some women’s aptitude for problem-solving could make them ideal for cybersecurity roles. .
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IWD 2023: Diverse perspectives for post pandemic regeneration
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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As businesses look to achieve greater output efficiency following years of stagnation, they often need not look further than their people.
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IWD 2023: How women in tech can ‘embrace equity’ by supporting each other
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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When women support and empower each other, we can both increase gender diversity in tech and create real change in the community and our workplaces.
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IWD 2023: Listen, learn and lean in to improve equity
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion are crucial in the workplace. Listening to every voice is the fundamental first step in promoting sustainable change.
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IWD 2023: Growing and leading high-performing teams during times of rapid change
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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Now more than ever, leaders must ensure they are supporting their teams to learn and adopt digital technologies that can make our lives and our work better.
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IWD 2023: How men can, and should, support women in tech
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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Advocating for women and helping to bridge the gender gap in tech is not something done on the side. Instead, it must become a mindset.
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SAS launches human-focused responsible innovation initiative
Tue, 17th May 2022
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SAS has launched a responsible innovation initiative, furthering its commitment to equity and putting people first.
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International Women’s Day honored with virtual coffee talk
Thu, 24th Feb 2022
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Rocket Software will be hosting its quarterly Women Leaders in Technology Coffee Talk on International Women's Day,.
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SAS named as one of Asia’s Best Workplaces for 2020
Wed, 8th Apr 2020
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The award recognises SAS’ corporate culture through means such as creativity, inclusivity, innovation, and work/life balance, and the impact on employees.
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Proposed RBNZ changes should ensure a level playing field - Kiwibank
Tue, 2nd Jul 2019
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Kiwibank insists on equal footing amid RBNZ capital review.
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Fujitsu Australia rolls out 12-month Reconciliation Action Plan
Tue, 20th Mar 2018
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Fujitsu Australia launches Reconciliation Action Plan to promote equality for Indigenous people in ICT industry.
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NZTech responds to digital divide report: 'The government is right to raise this concern'
Wed, 6th Dec 2017
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The digital divide in New Zealand is growing, leaving many disenfranchised, says a report released by the Communications Minister.
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Government report shines light on NZ's digital divide
Wed, 6th Dec 2017
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clare curran
Curran says the previous government didn’t make the report public until after the election as it exposed the digital divide in New Zealand.
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New initiative pushes equal access to learning for all corporate staff
Tue, 5th Dec 2017
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Skillsoft invests $2m annually into its Access for All initiative, ensuring equal access to content and technology for corporate learners. The company has also established an Accessibility Program Office and partnered with The Paciello Group to support accessible design.
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Radical generosity funding model supports female-led companies
Wed, 18th Oct 2017
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New Zealand is the first country outside North America to introduce SheEO.
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MYOB tackles gender inequality with Male Champions of Change STEM
Thu, 12th Oct 2017
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MYOB celebrates one year of membership in Male Champions of Change, aiming to increase women's representation in STEM leadership.
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Unconscious bias in Kiwi recruitment - is tech the solution?
Mon, 26th Jun 2017
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recruitment
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fluentiq
A 'foreign' named applicant will be 3x less successful in getting an initial job interview than someone with a duplicate CV and 'local' name.