Bree team
Women in tech

Two mums built an app to manage a mundane but important task – paying bills

- April 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

Two busy moms from Australia have come up with an ingenious solution to one of the most mundane yet important household tasks: bill management.  Mireille Boutros and Carolina Flores struggled with managing their bills and searching for better deals while juggling their work and family responsibilities.  They knew they weren’t the only ones dealing with… Read more »

Racism
Women in tech

Meet Maya Cares, a new chatbot built by, and for, women of colour to confide with each other when dealing with racism

- March 24, 2023 3 MIN READ

Discrimination and racism come at a massive cost to the Australian economy and society, as Indigenous Australians and people of colour bear the brunt, especially when it comes to their mental health. In response, those hardest hit by the ongoing problem have built a digital platform to support each other. Maya Cares is a community… Read more »

WOOM
Women in tech

Period care startup Woom offers a subscription service for workplaces

- March 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

The workplace bathroom can be many things. A refuge, a contemplation station, or an echo chamber of embarrassing sounds.  And it’s there that Woom, a startup offering accessible period care for the workplace, was conceived. The 2022 Australian workplace period care audit found that 99% of workers believe free and accessible period care promotes workplace… Read more »

sportstech
Women in tech

100+ seriously cool women in Australian sportstech

- March 2, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and Women in Sports Tech (WiST) have launched a new report, ‘Paving the Way for Sports Innovation in Australia,’ honouring more than 100 women driving sports innovation. The list focuses on Australian women working at the intersection of data, digital, and technology in sports performance, business, and digitisation.  Like the… Read more »

Emersyn
Events

Perth accelerator Emersyn lets 9 female founders shine in its new pitch competition

- March 1, 2023 2 MIN READ

Nine female entrepreneurs participated in the first We Are Emersyn Female Founders Pitch Competition in Perth last week. Emersyn is an accelerator platform that helps women entrepreneurs launch, build, and grow businesses. It offers educational programs, mentors, advisors, and a supportive community to help female founders succeed. Megan Del Borrello founded We Are Emersyn in… Read more »

Geek Girl Academy STEM
Women in tech

Girl Geek Academy’s Sarah Moran says the federal government needs to act for women in STEM funding

- February 15, 2023 3 MIN READ

The federal government won’t release new funding till its Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review is complete by the end of this year, but Girl Geek Academy (GGA) cofounder Sarah Moran says that’s too long a wait for funding new programs.  The Academy is calling for swift action to support women in STEM careers.  “With… Read more »

Jeanette Cheah
Topics

Here are the 10 female-led startups in SBE’s new global tech accelerator program

- March 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

Women-in-tech focused startup accelerator SBE Australia has announced the 10 startups led by female founders taking part in its new Global Tech program kicking off this week The program is designed for high-growth, women-led companies who are ready to scale internationally. The 2022 Global Cohort is: Anna Wright, Co-founder & CEO, Bindi Maps, smart cities… Read more »

Brighte
Advice

Why female founders need to invest in themselves too

- December 3, 2021 4 MIN READ

What do fast Australian high-growth ventures Airwallex, Brighte, Canva, and Mr Yum have in common? They all have female founders. Three have female CEOs. But, when looking at the latest recruitment for the latest Upside Founder Program, a specialised program to help startup founders unlock peak performance, just two out of 70 applicants are female founders.… Read more »

Dr Cathy Foley, Australia's Chief Scientist
Advice

Australia’s Chief Scientist Cathy Foley on menopause, role models, women in STEM and the importance of older workers in tackling the skills shortage

- September 29, 2021 8 MIN READ

  Throughout my research and working career, I have never wanted my gender to be an issue.   I was focused on getting on with the job of being a scientist. But gender is not easily ignored. I remember trying to fit in when I studied physics at university, and just be one of the boys… Read more »