Who the backers back: Why diversity in Australian VC funding portfolios should be made public
Diverse companies outperform less diverse peers, McKinsey report shows, prompting calls for Australian venture capital funds to publicly disclose diversity levels within their investment portfolios.
AI adoption in UK risks job losses for women & disadvantaged groups
The rapid adoption of AI in the UK may exacerbate job losses for women and disadvantaged groups, warns a new government report, urging immediate action to mitigate potential inequalities.
Influencer endorsements could harm festive sales, Storyblok suggests
Storyblok's research suggests influencer advertising could depreciate festive sales, with 25% of shoppers discouraged by them.
Physical activity could help improve sleep, highlights Women in Data study
A Women in Data study suggests daily physical activity could enhance sleep quality and duration, especially in men.
Progress in tech diversity as more businesses set targets
British tech firms are making notable strides in diversity, with over half setting explicit diversity targets, a report reveals.
Diversity in tech on the rise with new hiring strategies, study shows
Diversity in the tech industry is growing, with over half the businesses setting diversity targets, a study reveals.
NSW launches initiative to bridge projected digital skills gap by 2030
NSW launches pioneering venture, the Digital Skills and Workforce Compact, to address expected 85,000 digital worker shortfall by 2030.
Salesforce fulfils pledge to offer 500,000 upskilling opportunities for women
Salesforce surpasses pledge by providing 500,000 upskilling opportunities for women in the Indo-Pacific region.
UK government to invest £17m in AI & data science scholarships
UK government commits £17m to foster diversity in AI with 2,000 data science scholarships aimed at underrepresented groups.
Digital Poverty Alliance hosts UK discussions on inclusive technology future
Digital Poverty Alliance leads industry talks on eradicating digital poverty for a more inclusive UK tech future.
Aston University women triumph at Midlands Women in Tech Awards 2023
Two women from Aston University shine at the Midlands Women in Tech Awards, earning top honours in academia and tech.
Call for action on UK digital skills gap for women
UK leaders call for action to alleviate the digital skills gap, especially for women, amid rising tech sector demand.
DUAPAY solution empowers women-led businesses in Fiji
Mastercard and partners have launched a new mobile payment acceptance solution to unlock the potential of women entrepreneurs in Fiji.
IWD 2023: Supporting Women in the Workplace, Beyond International Women's Day
The past decade alone has seen big changes to female representation in the workplace, but there's still a long way to go.
IWD 2023: Encouraging the next generation of women into the tech industry
While women make up 51% of the population and half of the workforce, they account for just 16% of the Quantity Surveying profession.
Promoting Diversity and Equity in an inclusive workplace
Banking sector in ANZ leading in gender diversity with 13% female CEOs, almost double last year's figure, according to new report. #DEI #leadership.
Spark launches scholarship for women, Māori, and Pasifika
Qrious, Spark Business Group’s AI and data analytics specialist, has a NZ$1 million scholarship programme for women, Māori and Pasifika.
EXCLUSIVE: Why women in IT makes good business sense - Dicker Data
Dicker Data, an Australian tech company, leads the way in female representation with a 40% female workforce and a 50/50 male to female board ratio.
Disconnection anxiety hitting home for Kiwis
A new survey reveals just how much of an impact the internet is having on Kiwis - and our anxiety when disconnected.
Tuanz sets ambitious goal for Kiwi business digital tech use
Tuanz has set itself the bold goal of making sure that New Zealand is among the top 10 countries for digital technology business use by 2020.
Tech leaders elected to Kiwi IT body
Ian Taylor takes the helm as president of NZ's IITP, with Mike Dennehy as deputy, vowing to drive IT sector collaboration and diversity.
Is NZ hi-tech industry starting to address gender imbalance?
Qual IT, New Zealand's largest independent IT Quality & Testing provider, appoints Angela Nash as CEO.
GrabOne: Kiwis cash in on wining and dining deals this Christmas
Food and wine lovers rejoice: casual dining is among the most popular items for Kiwi online deal purchasers heading into Christmas.
Is the IT industry still only for men?
If you're a woman in the tech sector, IT Brief editor Angelique Jurd wants to hear from you.