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JAMF Software
IWD 2022: Jamf on what you can do to break the bias
Both last year’s #choosetochallenge and this year’s #BreakTheBias themes for International Women’s Day should serve as a wake-up call to the IT industry.
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Class
IWD 2022: Overcoming the challenge of gender diversity
The IT industry is facing an ongoing problem. The gender balance that has been evident for many years remains entrenched, and a solution needs to be found.
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Cybersecurity
IWD 2022: McGrathNicol on encouraging women into cyber security
McGrathNicol cyber partner, Joss Howard specialises in helping companies assess and improve their security posture, developing strategies, and identifying initiatives to achieve cyber best practice.
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Kaspersky
Women in tech: Equality journey not over
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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Diversity
Four steps to achieve greater organisational diversity and inclusion
Many organisations still struggle to solidify workplace cultures that are inclusive and embrace diversity. Here are four fundamental principles that guide the company’s approach to diversity.
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Diversity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Aussie Broadband talks workplace diversity
In this interview, we speak with Aussie Broadband's general manager of corporate affairs, Janet Granger-Wilcox about workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I).
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AUT University
Female leaders are better employers than male counterparts - AUT study
"During the COVID-19 lockdown period, having a good leader is beneficial for your wellbeing; it is ‘extra beneficial’ if that leader is a woman."
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Gender diversity
InterTech AU to run mentorship program for LGBTQI+ tech workers
“The new mentorship is an opportunity to expand our support of the LGTBQI+ community working in tech startups to help them embed diversity and inclusion into their company culture."
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Women in Technology
Yes, women do want to work in tech, says industry study
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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Women in Technology
Women highlight benefits & challenges of working in tech
"women around the world have been able to bring a new perspective to the tech industry, and their skills and experience are just as valuable when they feel comfortable enough to impose them."
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Women in Technology
Broadcast tech diversity firm Rise expands to Asia Pacific
Rise, a UK-based organisation promoting gender diversity within the broadcast technology sector, is expanding to Asia Pacific and North America.
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Inclusion
2020 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards finalists announced
The Awards, which were established in 2015, recognise Hong Kong business’ efforts to promote LGBT+ equality and inclusion.
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VMware
VMware A/NZ up for Women Leading Tech award
The Awards celebrate women’s achievement in the tech industry, and aims to ensure that women are part of history, not forgotten.
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Twitter
Twitter aims to be 'world's most diverse & inclusive tech company'
According to Twitter's VP of people experience, Twitter needs to be bold, move fast, and get it right.
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Careers
The few women in the boardroom outpace men for top spots - Diligent Institute report
Women board members take 6.31 years on average to be elevated to a leadership role, compared to 8.02 years for men. 
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Cybersecurity
Eliminating gender bias in cybersecurity could grow industry by the billions
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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Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta receives gender equality citation from WGEA
 The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recently named Konica Minolta for its dedication to gender equality in the workplace.
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Women in Technology
IWD 2020 interview: Nintex’s Sarah Mainprize on women in tech
As a celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), we’re running a series of interviews with women in technology. Nintex APAC regional sales director Sarah Mainprize shares her thoughts. 
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Women in Technology
Escaping gravity: Practical ways to support career growth paths for women in IT
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that any report on gender diversity will contain the phrase: “there is still work to be done.”
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Inclusion
ANZ backs #LoveSpeech campaign to support LGBTIQ+ community
“Words do hurt”: That’s the message from Australia’s LGBTIQ+ community, of whom an overwhelming majority have been subjected to hurtful, homophobic or transphobic language.
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Oracle
Oracle staff condemn Larry Ellison's support for Donald Trump
More than 7000 Oracle employees and members of the public are asking Oracle to take a hard look at itself and its ‘commitment’ to diversity, ethics, and inclusion.
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Vodafone
Vodafone New Zealand supports Pride Month 2020
“This Pride Month we are proud to share what we do all year round to make our company inclusive of all gender identities and sexualities in Aotearoa."
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Diversity
Exclusive: Mellanox VP on how diverse teams move companies forward
Techday spoke to Mellanox vice president Yael Asseraf Shenhav about why fast-moving technology companies need diverse teams.
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Diversity
Diversity & Inclusion starter kit to help Asia Pacific organisations
"The perception of diversity is not translating across local workplace cultures, where employees are quite concerned about speaking up for fear of discrimination."