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BOP Women in Tech

Informal panel discussion with some awesome women of varying stages and ages sharing their experiences.

Date and time:

Fri 20 May 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

In person


Cucumber, 293 Fraser Street, Parkvale, Tauranga 3112

Koha Free

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BOP Women in Tech

There are so many opportunities in the tech sector for women and it offers a lot more flexibility than some other career paths, yet women make up less than 25% of the tech industry in NZ.

Increasing representation of women in tech is important not only for the brilliant career opportunities it can offer to them, but also for the ability of the technology industry as a whole to innovate and rise to meet the needs of society.

This event is suitable for those who not only want to get inspired and learn more about the vast range of career opportunities in the tech sector but also connect with like minded people. Whilst the focus will be on "women" the event is open to everyone.


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Jen Liddle

CEO of startup www.aeroplanned.com

I love to solve problems. With decades of experience in the flight training industry and a desire to understand the intricacies of an operation, I now get the chance to do that for Flight Training schools worldwide as Founder and CEO of Aeroplanned.

The algorithms that form the foundation of the Aeroplanned software are the outcome of my many years of learning, testing and refining at locations around the world and I am passionate about bringing this to the Flight training industry for the benefit of all.

I love to learn, and thrive when collaborating with innovative thinkers, who also just want to do things better. 

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Evaleigh Rautjoki-Williams

Chief Digital Officer - BOP Regional Council

Evaleigh is a focused people leader with broad technology experience. While she has developed business and digital strategies, her passion is working with people to achieve outcomes. Whiria Te Tangata – Weave the people together.

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Jannat Maqbool

Mum | CPA | Director | Co-Chair | Advisor | Trustee focused on Tech & Data for Good | Inclusive Innovation | Equity

Jannat is ...
- a Mother of three
- a former CIO with a Masters in Digital Business
- the Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand

She spends her days supporting digital inclusion and enablement initiatives in the Waikato and nationwide bringing together small businesses, schools, tertiary providers, the technology sector and general public.

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Mignon Olivier Green

Recruitment Advisor

Mignon originally came from a web and graphic design background before venturing into technical recruitment; essentially she has been a geek since her teens. Mignon is a link between IT opportunities and IT talent. 

She has an ever growing network in the New Zealand Technology Sector and helps organisations find what they need. Mignon has had the pleasure of placing many women in technical roles over the last 6.5 years.  She has placed women in roles such as Business Analyst and Test Analyst but also in IT management roles and more male-dominated areas;  such as software developers and even in both System and Network Engineer roles.


Kirstin Mead

Panel Facilitator/ Customer Navigation Lead

Kirstin is the Customer Navigation Lead at Callaghan Innovation. She strives to ensure all customers of Callaghan Innovation have an experience worth sharing. Her day to day gives her access to the best and brightest innovative companies in Aotearoa; an incredible privilege that makes going to work an epic learning journey every day. 

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Jael King

Senior Digital Marketer

It’s all about digital! Jael loves the fast-paced wonderful world of web, and is passionate about the customer!  Hands on learning and doing is what works for Jael in this world of use it or lose it. 

With over 12 years at Comvita, Jael has seen the business grow, change and mature in the digital space and now to a laser focus on the customer.  Initially coming to the business in a Quality Assurance role, Jael moved quickly into internal communication, social media management, customer engagement and then digital channel management.

Jael's current role encompasses management of Comvita’s e-commerce and digital marketing channels in New Zealand and Australia with a focus on growth marketing, customer engagement, digital optimisation, marketing automation and integrated digital campaigns.


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