10 Jul 2018

Girls consider tech jobs they don't know exist

From Nine To Noon, 11:35 am on 10 July 2018

Shadow Tech provides year 9 to 11 highschool girls an opportunity to experience what working in a tech job is like, encouraging them onto education pathways that lead into tech related roles. Edwina Mistry was the first woman to work in the tech sector in Bahrain in the 1980s. ShadowTech is Edwina's initiative, for which she won the 'Engaging youth in ICT' prize at the annual New Zealand CIO awards in Auckland last month. Edwina is joined by Emilee Tea, a student who before ShadowTech was planning a career in early childcare, and is now taking a Bachelor in Computer and Information Science at AUT.