The world is becoming increasingly digital and the demand for tech talent is skyrocketing. How can you diversify your opportunities by adding digital skills to your repertoire? TechWomen bring you expert panel of learning and development experts, alongside women who have made mid-career investments in development and seen the results.
In Partnership with ITP.
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Victoria is passionate about many things - growing great companies, raising digital literacy, growing New Zealand’s economy, and equality for women. Her day jobs include Managing Director of data and information specialists OptimalBI, plus investing in and advising a range a great Kiwi startups as they grow.
Much of her time is spent in the Skills and Education space - Chairing the NGO Digital Future Aotearoa, who deliver Code Club, Electric Garden, She Can Code and Digital Hubs programmes; she is Chair of the Digital Skills Forum; and leads the Talent and Capability portfolio for NZRise which she also Co-Chairs.
Hīria (Ngāti Porou, Tūwharetoa) is Kaiwhakahaere (CEO) and Trustee of Whare Hauora, a social enterprise empowering families to use Manawa: a smart home sensors kit and data platform that helps whānau to create healthy homes and healthy families, through the use of data.
She also has almost 20 years in tech with numerous technical and business roles in open data, open source, digital technologies, open banking and infrastructure.
Gina is part of the senior management team at IT Professionals NZ and alongside her own extensive experience in the recruitment and IT Industries, Gina has also navigated her way through a mid career change while raising her son. Gina's experience in the tech and recruitment industries has seen her involved with hardware, software, project management, training, recruiting, and business analysis; while the career change has provided opportunities in sales and operations management.
Annie’s skills in clinical psychology and neuropsychology have given her an excellent foundation in understanding people and the systems in which they either “thrive” or “survive”. She is passionate about making strong links between “real world” clinical practice, the scientific evidence base and supporting leaders’ understanding of the mental health of their people at work.
Annie brings to Umbrella a wealth of experience in supporting organisations, healthcare professionals, first responders and others in high-risk professions to build wellbeing and resilience, and manage trauma. She is a trauma specialist and has provided debriefs to teams and individuals following critical incidents. One of her favourite quotes is from Maya Angelou:
“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced to it.”
She is a consultant clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, with a doctorate in clinical psychology, a masters in psychology and neuroscience and two decades of experience in the UK, Europe, the USA and, since 2012, New Zealand.
Annie has particular experience in supporting leadership and governance within complex physical and mental health settings, and in supporting person-centred service design, development and delivery, particularly in high-risk settings.
She has worked alongside adults and children as a researcher and clinician with specialities in neuropsychology, neurodiversity and brain injury, as well as complex mental and physical health recovery, wellbeing, supervision and teaching.
She loves to walk alongside people to support them to problem-solve, create and innovate to be their “best selves”, using neuroscience and the scientific evidence base to guide her.
Trained and experienced in multiple psychological approaches, Annie has spoken nationally and internationally on topics ranging from return to work and recovery following brain injury; human rights in healthcare; resilience and wellbeing following critical incidents; and trauma-informed care.
I have spent most of my career as a teacher and facilitator in the education sector. In 2015 a number of factors guided me towards learning how to code and I completed the 18 week Web Development Bootcamp run by Enspiral Dev Academy. I have been a software developer now for five years, currently working for Storypark.
I love working with people and groups that embrace kindness, diversity and inclusiveness. I am a lifelong learner and gain a lot of enjoyment from helping others get into and navigate the world of tech.