Global design startup Canva is making International Women’s Day with a series of initiatives supporting women working for the company. While the tech unicorn has committed to creating more gender-balanced tech teams and increasing female representation in engineering, one of the biggest stresses parents face during school holidays is also being addressed, with a complimentary… Read more »
Girl Geek Academy, Sarah Moran’s Australian tech training venture, has turned its attention skywards, acquiring the ‘She Flies’, a US program aimed at increasing gender equality in the drone, space and aviation sectors. Sarah Moran, GGA’s CEO and co-founder, announced the deal today at the World of Drones Congress in Brisbane. “She Flies is… Read more »
Designerex co-founder Kirsten Kore As a woman in the tech industry, you may find yourself being the only one in the crowd. One of the first things I find myself doing when I walk into the conferences and meet-ups, is look around to find my fellow female founders. Thankfully, there are more and more of… Read more »
Innovation hub BlueChilli has revealed the 10 startups it has selected for its latest SheStarts accelerator program for women. The female-led startups were chosen from 400 applications and 50 startups who took part in a two-week bootcamp. SheStarts3 is a six-month venture building program exploring issues such as sustainable agriculture and mental health. It’s backed… Read more »
Australian energy sector accelerator EnergyLab is launching a women in clean energy fellowship in Melbourne to inspire and support more women to found energy startups. The free program runs over nine evenings between August and November 2019, and is looking for 8-12 women wanting to develop a range of entrepreneurial skills, from how to hatch… Read more »
According to KPMG, 62 percent of Australian startups don’t have any women on their boards.
Toowoomba startup Spark Girlz has taken out the top prize at the Asia Pacific regional finals of the inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend Women event.
The Australian government is set to start work on its 10-year plan to increase the number of girls and women in STEM it announced in the May Budget.
The second Female Entrepreneur Week at Tank Stream Labs saw 70 speakers across 25 events, with almost 1,600 people attending.
Having owned more than 40 pets over the years, Anneke van den Broek said she struggled to find high quality, natural products, and created Rufus & Coco to fill the gap.
Sydney has been ranked 11th in a list of the top 50 cities globally for female entrepreneurs, with Melbourne also making the list, in 17th place.
Despite receiving less funding than male-founded ventures, women-owned companies are generating more revenue, a study has found.
Melbourne coworking community YBF Ventures has launched Lift Off, a program aiming to boost diversity in the fintech space.
As the Australian games development industry goes from strength to strength, Girl Geek Academy has announced the launch of an all-woman game making hackathon, SheHacksGames.