Fishburners, Australia’s largest startup community, has appointed senior leader and social enterprise champion Nicole O’Brien as its new CEO. Ms O’Brien will take over the role from outgoing CEO Pandora Shelley in April, who completes her successful eight-year career at Fishburners in March to pursue overseas opportunities. Ms O’Brien’s most recent role has been with… Read more »
“When you have a team that is all the same, you get bad results”: why diversity must be more than gender
“It’s not the intent of people to not be inclusive in design, but when you have a team that is all the same, you get bad results.”
Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance, and for Xero’s Bindy Edelman inclusion means an environment where people feel respected, understood, and celebrated for their differences.
On this episode we chat with Sarah Moran, cofounder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy, about how the organisation is working to bring more women into tech.
Melbourne coworking community YBF Ventures has launched Lift Off, a program aiming to boost diversity in the fintech space.
Brigie is partnering with educational institutions to list their courses on the site for international students to search through and apply for.
Employment platform DCC Jobs has raised $1 million in seed funding and rebranded to WORK180 as it continues on its mission to connect women with roles at organisations with a focus on gender equality.
Over 65 percent of Aussie workforce wants more women in leadership roles – but the culture has to keep up
A survey found over 65 percent of the Australian workforce would like to see more women in leadership roles, with almost half the women women surveyed stating they would like to pursue a leadership role in the future.
A coworking space with fifty desks opened on Harris Street in Ultimo in April 2011 with just three simple criteria for accepting members: they had to be working on something scaleable, have skills to share, and be willing to build their own desk. Almost seven years on with branches in Brisbane and Shanghai, it sometimes… Read more »
The Victorian government’s independent startup body, LaunchVic has partnered with Silicon Valley organisation Change Catalyst to host its Tech Inclusion Conference in Melbourne in February.
Though the percentage of women in the company has not changed over the last year, Apple has upped the representation of groups historically underrepresented in tech in its new US hires.
The WiRE program works to research entrepreneurship and build frameworks which can help support women founders across the state.
AgTech has been flagged as having the potential to grow into a $100 billion industry by 2030, but current diversity stats in the sector must be addressed.
A notable trend in the Australian EduTech space right now is an acute awareness around the need to proactively support particular niche groups.
The Working Lunch will provide women in the gaming industry with networking and mentoring opportunities
The IGEA has announced the launch of The Working Lunch, a program which aims to equip women looking to enter the gaming industry with skills and mentorship.