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SIGNAL celebrates Ada Lovelace Day - 13 October

Friday September 18, 2020
Ada Lovelace Day 2020 - Tuesday 13 October

Come and join us to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2020 and NZ women in tech! We'll be streaming the TechWomen 'Ada Lovelace Day – Women back yourselves – the Tech Industry needs you!' webinar at our Christchurch and Dunedin studios, Tuesday 13 October 12pm - 1pm.

Ada Lovelace Day (13 October 2020) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM. 

Join us Tuesday 13 October 12pm - 1pm to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2020:

11.50am - BYO lunch (drinks provided), meet/greet

12pm - Live webinar presentation from TechWomen NZ

12:45pm - Networking

1:00pm - Finish

Registrations are open now for our Dunedin and Christchurch studios. Please RSVP through the link below and share this with your wider network. Everyone is welcome! 

Dunedin: Ada Lovelace Day 2020

Christchurch: Ada Lovelace Day 2020

Ada Lovelace Day 2020 - Tuesday 13 October

TechWomen webinar: 'Women back yourselves - the Tech Industry needs you! 

The IT industry, like many others, is actively increasing their hiring of diversity and female staff. Businesses understand that diversity brings so much more to the table. However, there is still a shortage of females applying for roles witin the IT sector, which we are focusing on during this webinar. 

With a panel of very talented and experienced women across several parts of the corporate sector, we will be discussing how women can help ourselves to push our natural boundaries when applying for a role, understand how Covid has impacted this process within businesses and also how to read beyond a job description and remember what skills you can contribute.


Tasia Stace – Oracle DBA Team Leader @ eIT / Servian

Tasia is a team leader who runs a team and is involved in staff recruitment. She has experience on both sides of the coin, as a Snr DBA and as a manager recruiting for her team.

Emma Southward– 40 Foot Recruitment

Emma will speak from a recruiter’s perspective and provide insight on how to write role descriptions to attract females and provide insight on how women respond.

Tina Frew – Strategy Lead, Z Energy 

Tina is a Strategy Lead at Z Energy and is personally motivated to bring, new low carbon energy to NZ. Tina’s been with Z in a few different roles for over 7 years. Tina originally trained as an Aeronautical Engineer in Australia and returned to work in the NZ Air Force as an engineering officer for a number of years. Tina has had a unique leadership journey in the engineering field and military and corporate work environments and is excited to share some of her journey during the webinar.

Julie Fitzgerald – Organisational Learning Manager Z Energy

Presenting from a business perspective, the “Future of Work” – what employers will be looking for. How “Power Skills” are becoming more and more important in roles such as empathy, collaboration and communication.

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