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Bro 2.0: Australian tech’s problem with investing in women includes how much they’re paid

- March 2, 2024 10 MIN READ

There’s no I in team, the saying goes, and according to Atlassian’s gender gap pay figures, no W either. The difference between base salaries for men and women at the software company, reported to the federal government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) report, released this week, show the blokes are paid 17.4% more as a… Read more »

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The gender pay gap in IT, science and tech is more than 22% – and way bigger than the national average

- February 27, 2024 4 MIN READ

Men continue to outstrip women in the salary stakes, with men’s median annual salary $11,542 greater than women’s, according to newly released data for Australian private companies. It’s a gap of 14.5%, down from last year’s 15.4%. Men’s median annual base salary in 2022-23 of $79,613 compares to $68,071 for women. When bonuses and overtime… Read more »

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LaunchVic backs SBE Australia to advise women entrepreneurs

- November 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

SBE Australia will expand its services supporting women entrepreneurs in Victoria thanks to support from LaunchVic. The state government-backed startup agency is provided a $100,000 grant towards the development of SBE Advisory, to ensure that women-led businesses are receiving much needed independent, bespoke advice and more tailored solutions needed to amplify their growth and scale.… Read more »

Bharati Babbar
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Jobs networking app ApplyKart is helping Gen Z, older people and migrants find work

- November 10, 2023 3 MIN READ

A new digital jobs networking app targeting Gen Z, migrants and older job hunters is hoping to boost employment for blue- and grey-collared workers. ApplyKart is the brainchild of Melbourne-based entrepreneur Bharati Babbar. She set out to match job seekers with new employers within 48 hours, through an end-to-end hiring system. “Younger and older people,… Read more »

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Charity startup GiveTree apologises for founder’s misogyny on LinkedIn

- November 7, 2023 5 MIN READ

Venture capital investor Elaine Stead is among several women in the startup sector subjected to “a barrage of abusive, sexually harassing and vile comments” on LinkedIn by the founder of charitable startup GiveTree, with the company involved issuing an apology. Sam Joel, founder of the cryptocurrency and NFT-focused GiveTree subsequently had his comments, made on… Read more »

Dr Memoona Anwar
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From Pakistan to the US Patent Office: How former Data Zoo intern Dr Memoona Anwar led the way on diversity in innovation 

- October 25, 2023 3 MIN READ

When she was growing up in rural Pakistan, Dr Memoona Anwar’s father had to fight for his daughter’s right to have an excellent education.    Today, Anwar is a PhD qualified expert in digital identity and a named co-innovator on a US patent awarded in September to Data Zoo, where she is Chief Compliance & Innovation… Read more »

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Claudia Goldin is the first woman outright to win the Nobel Prize in Economics for examining why we still have gender pay gaps

- October 11, 2023 3 MIN READ

In an astonishing act of timing, Harvard University’s Professor Claudia Goldin published a paper on Monday titled Why Women Won. It mapped milestone moments in women’s rights in the United States from 1905 to 2023. A few hours later, she was awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics “for having advanced our understanding of women’s… Read more »

Melanie Greblo
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Scriibed founder Melanie Greblo lands NSW government and Paul Ramsay Foundation backing to help women upskill after escaping family violence

- September 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup Scriibed, which offers safe, secure, and flexible digital economy work to women rebuilding their lives following domestic violence, has received backing from the NSW government to help them get into tech. The Paul Ramsay Foundation also co-investing to Scriibed’s not-for-profit arm, Banksia Academy, with $250,000 as part of a payment-by-outcomes contract.  The government… Read more »

Flown Not Grown founder Nikki Davey
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 Grown Not Flown cofounder Nikki Davey wins the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

- September 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victorian farmer, tech entrepreneur and Grown Not Flown cofounder Nikki Davey has won the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for her work creating a digital platform and app that connects flower farmers and consumers around the world. The award recognises the critical role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries and communities. Based at… Read more »

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A new report into STEM equity shows tech still has a massive and ongoing gender diversity problem

- July 27, 2023 2 MIN READ

The technology sector’s gender diversity problem is to continue for the foreseeable future according to this year’s STEM Equality Monitor. However however the tech sector is doing better than other STEM disciplines in offering wage parity between female and male graduates and better prospects for those entering the workforce. Published by the Federal Department of… Read more »