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MYOB Women in Tech, part four: Beyond founder Jessica Manins on giving less of a f*ck

Idealog + MYOB

MYOB Women in Tech, part four: Beyond founder Jessica Manins on giving less of a f*ck

Forget the ingredients touted as necessary to make a little girl in the age-old nursery rhyme, What Are Little Boys Made Of? To be a woman business leader, you need to have more than a pinch of resilience and a dash of tenacity. This is because although the country has made big strides when it comes to inclusivity, there’s still work to do before true equality is reached. Take the recent 2019 MYOB Women In Tech Report, which found nearly half of the industry’s women leaders have personally experienced gender bias during their career, just a quarter of local technology businesses have equal representation in their leadership teams and only one in ten tech businesses work to actively address discrimination. Beyond founder Jessica Manins talks carving their career paths, overcoming personal challenges and finding grit.

Idealog + MYOB

Forget the ingredients touted as necessary to make a little girl in the age-old nursery rhyme, What Are Little Boys Made Of? To be a woman business leader, you need to have more than a pinch of resilience and a dash of tenacity. This is because although the country has made big strides when it comes to inclusivity, there’s still work to do before true equality is reached. Take the recent 2019 MYOB Women In Tech Report, which found nearly half of the industry’s women leaders have personally experienced gender bias during their career, just a quarter of local technology businesses have equal representation in their leadership teams and only one in ten tech businesses work to actively address discrimination. Head of delivery at Trade Me Diana Minnee talks carving their career paths, overcoming personal challenges and finding grit.

Idealog + MYOB

Forget the ingredients touted as necessary to make a little girl in the age-old nursery rhyme, What Are Little Boys Made Of? To be a woman business leader, you need to have more than a pinch of resilience and a dash of tenacity. This is because although the country has made big strides when it comes to inclusivity, there’s still work to do before true equality is reached. Take the recent 2019 MYOB Women In Tech Report, which found nearly half of the industry’s women leaders have personally experienced gender bias during their career, just a quarter of local technology businesses have equal representation in their leadership teams and only one in ten tech businesses work to actively address discrimination. Katie Byrne talks candidly to Banqer’s Kendall Flutey about carving her career path, overcoming personal challenges and finding grit.

Idealog + MYOB

Forget the ingredients touted as necessary to make a little girl in the age-old nursery rhyme, What Are Little Boys Made Of? To be a woman business leader, you need to have more than a pinch of resilience and a dash of tenacity. This is because although the country has made big strides when it comes to inclusivity, there’s still work to do before true equality is reached. Take the recent 2019 MYOB Women In Tech Report, which found nearly half of the industry’s women leaders have personally experienced gender bias during their career, just a quarter of local technology businesses have equal representation in their leadership teams and only one in ten tech businesses work to actively address discrimination.

A day in the life

Alliv Samson is the co-founder and chief operating officer of award-winning tech company Kami, which helps millions of students get a better learning experience every day. She shares how she gets through the day, how she organises her time and how she handles the madness of business.

Change is coming

New Zealand’s tech sector is slowly becoming more inclusive, says a new report from MYOB – but there’s much work to be done before true equality is achieved. AUT lecturer and She# founder Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, University of Auckland engineering student Mikayla Stokes, and MYOB country manager Ingrid Cronin-Knight discuss the achievements, and how we can continue striving forward.

Opinion

Stuff senior product manager of experience Justine Kotkin has just returned from the Ideas & Innovation Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference in San Francisco. Now in its sixth year, The Catalyst Conference attracts a powerhouse audience from every corner of tech. Kotkin shares some thoughts on what she loved, what she learnt, and what Kiwi women in tech should do more of.

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

There’s been a lot of talk around diversity initiatives in tech industry, but if Ezel Kokcu’s achievements are anything to go by, there’s hope for the future. After selling her previous two businesses, Kokcu is about to launch her third start-up – Passphere ­– in October. We had had a chat to her about her business, as well as what needs to be done to encourage more women into tech.