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Gender equality stories

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Castlepoint's CEO named RegTech female entrepreneur of the year
Tue 1 Nov 2022
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Judged by an expert cross-industry panel, the awards celebrate the association’s members who have achieved the most significant impact over the last year.
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IWD 2022: TechnologyOne, UNIQ YOU to increase women in tech
Tue 8 Mar 2022
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TechnologyOne has partnered with UNIQ YOU to increase the number of women in the tech industry by encouraging participation in these roles.
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IWD 2022: Eliminating the issues that hold women back in ICT
Tue 8 Mar 2022
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Since late 2020, I've worked as a pre-sales engineer for Zscaler, the cloud security company that's kicking big goals in the zero trust space. 
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IWD 2022: ESET Australia joins women’s scholarship program
Tue 8 Mar 2022
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ESET Australia has announced it is joining the company's global Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship program, awarding $5,000 to a woman currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program majoring in a STEM field.
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IWD 2022: Degreed sees increase in women in tech leadership
Tue 8 Mar 2022
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Degreed has announced the implementation of its Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) program has seen a significant increase in women in leadership roles.
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IWD 2022: Crowdstrike comments on supporting women in tech
Tue 8 Mar 2022
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As an industry, we are still overcoming the bias that a career in tech or cybersecurity is primarily for men.
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Study: Online learning helping reduce the gender gap in STEM and digital skills in Australia
Thu 16 Dec 2021
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Online learning is reducing the gender gap in STEM and digital skills in Australia, according to a new study by Coursera.
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Microsoft launches Code; Without Barriers
Fri 24 Sep 2021
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Microsoft, along with 13 companies across nine Asia Pacific countries, has launched Code; Without Barriers.
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Gender inequality still remains in tech sector as women struggle to secure roles
Thu 20 May 2021
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"It's great to see an uptake in students pursuing a career in tech, however with females finding it harder to secure their first tech roles, it's clear that gender disparities remain."
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Men unsure how to support gender equality, need to step up
Wed 10 Mar 2021
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New research has revealed men are unsure of how to support gender equality, while the majority of women want men to be more involved in helping to reduce inequities.
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Women in tech: Equality journey not over
Tue 23 Feb 2021
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The idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity.
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Remote work: The new home for gender equality in tech
Thu 21 Jan 2021
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“We as an industry must build on this momentum, extract the positives from the past year’s transition to flexible working, and be a catalyst for wider social change as a result.”
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Women in tech: Broken rung constrains progress
Tue 5 Jan 2021
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While the glass ceiling is cracking, the progress is constrained by a broken rung.
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Yes, women do want to work in tech, says industry study
Mon 11 May 2020
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Women are unlikely to apply for a position unless they meet 100% of the stated requirements, while men will often apply if they meet 60% of these.
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University of Auckland takes top spot in sustainability rankings
Wed 29 Apr 2020
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The university was ranked in the top 25% for each of the Goals with which it engaged.
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Avanade Australia receives gender equality citation
Tue 17 Mar 2020
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Avanade Australia says it is committed to promoting gender equality at the workplace and helping employees feel inspired, confident and cared for.
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Eliminating gender bias in cybersecurity could grow industry by the billions
Thu 12 Mar 2020
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if gender bias were eliminated from the cybersecurity industries of the US and UK, a total of $43.1 billion and £17 billion would be added to their respective economies, according to data from Tessian.
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IWD 2020 interview: F5 Networks' Jade Meara
Mon 9 Mar 2020
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As a celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. F5 Networks ANZ head of marketing and executive board member Jade Meara shares her thoughts.
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Konica Minolta receives gender equality citation from WGEA
Mon 9 Mar 2020
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 The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recently named Konica Minolta for its dedication to gender equality in the workplace.
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Men feel less welcome in tech workplaces - Harvey Nash report
Wed 4 Dec 2019
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Women feel more welcome in the technology industry, yet men feel more unwelcome than ever.
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Women underrepresented in cybersecurity in half of enterprises - Kaspersky
Wed 30 Oct 2019
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Despite some diversity initiatives, women constitute 39% of the labour force and only 25% of management positions worldwide in general.
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Chorus receives Gender Tick, moves toward greater pay equity
Fri 20 Sep 2019
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The company has introduced policies focussed on gender and pay equity and the development of female leadership.
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Kiwibank receives the Gender Tick accreditation
Tue 11 Jun 2019
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Kiwibank chief executive Steve Jurkovich said fairness was an important attribute for the New Zealand-owned bank.
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Are AI assistants teaching girls to be servants?
Thu 23 May 2019
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Have you ever interacted with a virtual assistant that has a female-based voice or look, and wondered whether there are implicitly harmful gender biases built into its code?
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