Greer O’Donnell, Kerry Jackson and Kristin Lunman are all Women of Influence Awards finalists. And they all say diversity is a key driver for disruption – and is more important now than ever as the pace of disruption increases exponentially.
Following criticisms from earlier years, the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards have been on a journey to make the awards night a more diverse affair. This year, they succeeded, but Hi-Tech Awards trustee Helen Shorthouse says the job is far from over. Here, she recaps the awards night and explains the work the organisation is doing to ensure it continues to improve.
Airways’ latest Drone Tracker Survey is out - providing a detailed snapshot of where the drone industry in Aotearoa is at. So what are the implications for the future of the technology - and industry - in New Zealand? And what industries stand to benefit the most from more drones in the sky?
Flick Electric software engineer Rose Lu has often been the sole woman or sole non-white person in the room in her career, and recently assisted with Flick's hiring process for new engineers. Here, she shares some key learnings on how to hire for diversity – and how to get around the obstacles that often pop up.
Enterprise application software company SAP has brought its Autism at Work programme to New Zealand, highlighting the importance of neurodiversity in workplaces. The question now is if the programme will trickle-down to other businesses and industries, and how advancing technology can assist neurodiverse workers.
Accenture's Timoti Wharewaka, who was hired after taking part in the TupuToa internship programme, chats with Ben Mack about his journey so far, why businesses should hire Māori and Pasifika staff, and offers advice for young Māori and Pasifika people interested in tech careers.
Since the start of time, women have been involved in the building of cities, influencing architecture as we know it today. Yet statistics from the NZIA show that although architecture graduates in New Zealand are a 50/50 split gender wise, the number of women practising, particularly in senior roles, drops off significantly over time. On International Women’s Day, Context Architects director Lisa Hinton reflects on the industry’s diversity issues, as well as what her firm’s doing to combat this.
A new MYOB report says New Zealand’s tech sector lacks gender diversity – and may even get less diverse. What can be done – and what is being done – to address the issue? Plus: a roundtable discussion with OMGTech! co-founder and general manager Zoe Timbrell, AUT lecturer and She# founder Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh and MYOB general manager Carolyn Luey on what can be done to increase gender diversity and inclusivity in New Zealand’s tech sector, what individuals and organisations can do, where things can go from here, and more.
The way we work is changing. Not exactly profound, is it? But change is happening faster than ever – and to industries we might not necessarily immediately associate with change. Aurecon New Zealand regional director Carl Devereux discusses how infrastructure is being disrupted.
Westpac New Zealand, with the help of FCB Media, is tackling the issue of gender diversity in business leadership roles with a message about women’s underrepresentation in the New Zealand Herald that’s hard to ignore.