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IWD / International Women's Day stories

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IWD 2023: Paving the way for the next generation of female leaders
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While the proportion of women working across STEM-qualified industries has increased since 2016, in Australia, less than a quarter of all STEM graduates are female.
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IWD 2023: It's simple - Empowered women empower women
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There was a time when she sat at the boardroom table with just one other woman present, but today Jean says she sees a lot more women becoming leaders.
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IWD 2023: Leading a Web3 Startup Through Uncertainty
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Leaders in business need to make progress and address hard decisions, all while balancing the future of the organization and the careers of colleagues in tandem.
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IWD 2023: Women in the modern workplace – culture needs to catch up
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While COVID-19 had a devastating impact on global health and economies, it also acted as a catalyst for modernisation in the workplace.
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IWD 2023: Breaking Barriers for Women in the African Tech Industry
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While the number of women in senior leadership roles is increasing (such as mine), progress is sluggish, and women continue to encounter barriers to success.
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IWD 2023: My advice for Women in STEM - you belong
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Every one of us needs to make a conscious and concerted effort to create the platforms and make the space for every voice to be heard and opinion to be counted.
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IWD 2023: My advice for women in tech - dare to have a purpose
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As a female technologist from way back, here are pieces of advice that I wish I had known when I first entered the field and my guidance to the next generation.
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IWD 2023: The Art of Shifting Careers - from art to telco
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From moulding sculptures and art collections, to telco towers, I decided to educate myself on current trends, and the emergence of the digital era immediately drew my eye.   
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IWD 2023: Why women leaders are vital for innovation and diversity
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Yvonne Bernard, CTO at Hornetsecurity, shares her thoughts on the importance of gender diversity within companies at all levels and how this can inspire innovation.
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IWD 2023: Flexible working can reduce gender inequality by enabling mothers to stay in work
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The rapid normalisation of remote work has made both flexible working and working from home less stigmatised and could ultimately work in women's favour.
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IWD 2023: Breaking through the stereotypes for diversity in cyber
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As a cyber security professional looking to create innovative software to solve new problems in creative ways, I know that a diverse team achieves great results.
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IWD 2023: Bridging the gender gap in cybersecurity
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Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with the rapid rollout of technology heightening the demand for IT security services.
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IWD 2023: Why women are more attracted to problem-solving than technology
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Kirstie van Oerle, partner at international IT services business, Netcompany, shares her views on women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.
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IWD 2023: Finding your leadership identity means defeating comparison culture
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I shifted my focus to honing my unique qualities and skills to become a manager, leader, and founder of a company in a way that comes authentically to me.
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IWD 2023: Women don’t need special consideration, we need competence and motivation
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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: Why equity in the ICT world needs to start in primary school
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Inspiring young girls with the transformational power of technology will help close the sector’s stubbornly wide gender gap.
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IWD 2023: Why automation great for Local Government and their rate payers
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The move to remote work was a seismic shift in the way their projects were managed and delivered for both staff and external consultants.
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IWD 2023: Women form the majority of the unconnected population
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Conscious of how much more needs to be done to achieve equality, our efforts are deliberate towards bridging the gap and enabling ”equity” with specific goals.
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IWD 2023: Women in tech and innovation - the next frontier of fashion
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Combining the powerful force of technology with the personal and emotional threads of fashion is currently underrepresented and underappreciated in Australia.
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IWD 2023: Local Lessons About Driving Global Success
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The recruitment process is not a one-way street; it’s a meeting of the minds to uncover how both parties can effectively provide value and set roles up for success.
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IWD 2023: Closing the gender gap and promoting equality in innovation and tech
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To promote gender equality in cybersecurity, it is essential to embrace both innovation and technology, as they have the power to transform the industry.
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IWD 2023: Connecting the Dots - True Crime and Women in Cyber
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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: 5 ways to create more balanced experiences in the workplace
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Findings from the Qualtrics study highlight the diverse gender experience gaps that exist in workplaces across Australia and New Zealand.
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IWD 2023: How we can help women transform STEM fields
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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has to date been a male-dominated industry that is lacking in female participation across Australia, as well as on a global scale.
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