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.
Ainsley Johnstone and Natalie Firth are cofounders and co-CEOs of Melbourne recruitment firm Think Talent. The pair founded the business in 2014, because they wanted to do something a little different in recruitment. They explain Think Talent as a marketing-led business, where they help employers develop strong brand recognition that will future-proof them as the… Read more »
Toowoomba startup Spark Girlz has taken out the top prize at the Asia Pacific regional finals of the inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend Women event.
Founded in 2011, littleBits created the electronic building block, full of magnetic ‘bits’ that snap together to turn ideas into inventions.
We chat with Leigh Gibson, Tech Area Lead in the Customer Self Service tribe at ANZ, about the bank’s transformation and women in tech.
We chat with Nicola Farrell about her experience with Pollenizer, how the Aussie startup ecosystem has developed, and her role with muru-D.
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.
Maria joined Cellmid in 2007 – and since her appointment, she has led a capital restructure, attracted a new international board of directors, and built a diverse portfolio of assets.