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Cybersecurity
3 signs your company could do more to promote women in cybersecurity
The business case for diversity is stronger than ever: companies that are more diverse outperform their less diverse peers financially.
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Globalization Partners
IWD 2022: Globalization Partners on gender inequality
International Women's Day offers an opportunity for the world to step back and look at women's cultural, economic, political, and social achievements.
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Dynatrace
IWD 2022: Overcoming the gender gap in the IT sector
There are gender disparities in many business sectors, but perhaps none are more glaring than the IT industry. From its early days in the 1960s, IT has been dominated by men.
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JAMF Software
IWD 2022: Jamf on what you can do to break the bias
Both last year’s #choosetochallenge and this year’s #BreakTheBias themes for International Women’s Day should serve as a wake-up call to the IT industry.
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HP
IWD 2022: HP survey reveals changing attitudes to workplace gender bias and systems
A new survey from HP has set out to provide perspective on attitudes towards gender bias and roles within the workplace.
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Cybersecurity
IWD 2022: Security Centric Jill Taylor on breaking the bias
This year’s International Women’s Day theme, #BreakTheBias gives us all an opportunity to examine both our own internal biases and the bias we may experience from others.
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MetricStream
IWD 2022: MetricSteam on female leadership and examples in tech
Execute more workshops and create more mentoring programmes with women leaders who are already part of the organisation, as well as external sources too.
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Snowflake
IWD 2022: Snowflake on breaking the bias on women in tech
I am surprised to find myself in the IT industry…considering my early aspirations were to become an actress.
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Cybersecurity
IWD 2022: Security Centric Queen Aigbefo on breaking the bias
The #ChoosetoChallenge theme from last year's International Women's Day sparked a remarkable change and saw more diversity in the IT and security industry.
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International Women's Day
IWD 2022: Overcoming the IT sector's gender imbalance
It's interesting to consider that, in the third decade of the 21st Century, there is still a gender imbalance in the IT industry. It might be closing slowly, but there is still a very long way to go.
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Gender bias
Men unsure how to support gender equality, need to step up
New research has revealed men are unsure of how to support gender equality, while the majority of women want men to be more involved in helping to reduce inequities.
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Kaspersky
Women in tech: Equality journey not over
The idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity.
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Gender bias
Women in tech: Broken rung constrains progress
While the glass ceiling is cracking, the progress is constrained by a broken rung.
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Artificial Intelligence
Australian millennials open-minded about AI-based recruitment
AI will play a growing role in stamping out issues such as recruitment bias, but they don’t want to see the human element removed entirely.
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AUT University
Female leaders are better employers than male counterparts - AUT study
"During the COVID-19 lockdown period, having a good leader is beneficial for your wellbeing; it is ‘extra beneficial’ if that leader is a woman."
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Artificial Intelligence
Pega strives to rid AI-based CX systems of discrimination
The check is designed to flag possible discriminatory messages created by AI before those messages reach the customer.
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Artificial Intelligence
Australia leads AI adoption but struggles to tackle bigger issues
The country is poorly managing AI aspects such as bias, privacy, and training.
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Cybersecurity
Eliminating gender bias in cybersecurity could grow industry by the billions
if gender bias were eliminated from the cybersecurity industries of the US and UK, a total of $43.1 billion and £17 billion would be added to their respective economies, according to data from Tessian.
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Women in Technology
Men feel less welcome in tech workplaces - Harvey Nash report
Women feel more welcome in the technology industry, yet men feel more unwelcome than ever.
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Artificial Intelligence
How mathematics can limit gender bias in AI & ML
A new research paper outlines how machine learning designers can safeguard their creations against the undesirable effects of racial and gender bias.
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Gender bias
Aussie teens empowered by tech but held back by career options
35% of Australian teenagers are of the opinion that they lack the preparation and exposure to technology in high school or college that would prepare them for a career.
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Gender bias
Are AI assistants teaching girls to be servants?
Have you ever interacted with a virtual assistant that has a female-based voice or look, and wondered whether there are implicitly harmful gender biases built into its code?
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Gender bias
Gender gap in AU’s STEM workforce obstructing national prosperity
New research reveals Australia has not yet made the systemic changes required to achieve diversity in STEM, threatening the nation’s prosperity.
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Employment
Bias & discrimination stunting career progression, claim employees
If you feel like you’ve been held back from career progression because of discrimination, you are not alone according to a report from recruiting firm Hays.