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Technological Change - Workplace & Workforce Impacts

Friday, November 3, 2023

Technological change will continue to reshape the workplace and workforce. It's up to us, as individuals, organisations, and societies, to shape this future collaboratively, ensuring that technological change benefits everyone.

Future Ready

SheSharp Future Ready

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Take part in the exciting careers available in our technology driven future!

Join She Sharp for an inspirational and empowering panel on STEM Careers for our future generations. The recent times have taught us that if there is anything that the future holds is the impact technology will have on our day-to-day. We hope to inspire and guide you to learn more about various STEM pathways.

We will be discussing the following topics:
– What career options are available? What are the unique opportunities in tech where you can get involved?
– How can you get yourself across the latest technology trends outside of the classroom?
– What role does personal development play in building the right mindset to tackle the uncertainties of tomorrow? What does it mean to have a personal brand?
– What should you consider to plan for your tertiary education?

Nicole Yue Lin (Data Scientist, Spark)

Shruti Sherekar (Business Analyst & Agile Consultant, IAG)

Amrit Kaur (Tech, Strategy & Transformation Consultant, Deloitte)

Zainab Manasawala (Produce Development Engineer, Fisher & Paykel)

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Inspire Her: Te Whakatipuranga Wahine

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

At She Sharp, our mission is to actively engage a broader range of Maori and Pasifika female students by equipping them with the knowledge, network, and skills to enter STEM industries. We are dedicated to inspiring and empowering the next generation of talent from these communities to explore and embrace the dynamic world of STEM and the digital domain through immersive hands-on workshops on topics such as AI, AR, and robotics.

On Wednesday, October 11th, we will be hosting our first STEM conference for Maori and Pasifika girls in years 11-13. The event will take place at AUT (South Campus, Manukau). We are thrilled to offer this free event, as it aligns with our goal of empowering Pasifika girls as future leaders in STEM.

The conference will commence at 9:00 am - 3pm and will include hands-on workshops in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality. Additionally, we will feature Pasifika experts and role models in the STEM fields. Our aim is to ignite curiosity and inspire students about potential careers in technology.

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Ada Lovelace Day

Monday, October 11, 2021

Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with us! Join renowned experts and pioneers in a panel discussion honoring women in STEM fields.

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Women in Data and Analytics

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Join us ONLINE on Tuesday 30th November for a jam-packed evening!

Curious about career pathways in data, analytics and visualisation? Do you want to learn from industry leaders, get career advice, and participate in a hands-on Power BI workshop?

We will start with a panel featuring renowned experts, Leila Etaati, Indira Bandari, Owen Auger, Sudhir Rawat, about career development as a data analytics, data engineer, and data science, what they need, and what skills we need to know.

After that, we have a hands-on lab for working with Power BI, extracting data from a data source, then cleaning it and visualizing it to show the current situation of the data better and learning how to visualise data for better storytelling and decision making.

#IamRemarkable Online Workshop


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and other underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond.

This program aims to:
1. Improve the motivation and self-promotion skills of women and underrepresented groups.
2. Change social perceptions and refresh the conversation around self-promotion.

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International Women's Day

Thursday, March 18, 2021

SheSharp is delighted to announce our first community event of the year: We are partnering with MYOB to celebrate International Women’s Day! There will be team challenges, fun quizzes, and general fun and interactive awesomeness. So bring your A-game along! This is a great event to bring along your work colleagues to network and reconnect with others you haven’t had the opportunity to meet in person over the last few months! This event is open to all ages and all genders, all students and working professionals!

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From Burnout to Balance

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Our “From Burnout to Balance” breakfast event is going to be an enlightening morning where we delve into two vital aspects of well-being. As women, we wear many hats - we are professionals, mothers, partners, and more. It is this dance of roles that showcases our adaptability, but also puts us at a greater risk of burnout. In addition, the boundaries between work and personal life are becoming increasingly blurred.

Our incredible speakers will guide you on a journey towards achieving equilibrium in the fast-paced world of technology, looking at actionable strategies to harmonise professional ambitions with self-care.

Brigette McGregor-Macdonald will speak to discovering the power of mindfulness and provide key techniques that empower you to stay centred, enhance focus, and build resilience against burnout.
Maya Lee will dive into the critical connection between nutrition, health and stress management, providing insights into putting your health first for peak performance, optimising energy levels and warding off burnout. It is time to invest in your well-being, embrace balance, and unlock your full potential in both your professional and personal life.

Join us as we change the narrative from ‘Burnout’ to ‘Balance’.

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AI for the Environment Hackathon Festival

Friday, August 11, 2023

AI Forum NZ is hosting an AI for the Environment Hackathon Festival across Aotearoa, Australia and the South Pacific. Do you have a passion for saving the planet, starting in our backyard? The winners will pitch their solutions at the AI Summit on 21 September in Auckland.

This event will be hosted in partnership with academyEX on August 11th and 12th, kicking off with an inspiring keynote from Frances Valintine CNZM.

The problems this year to solve, are based on the five key environmental outcomes (AI for the Environment Report 2022). These have been expanded to make them more relevant to all participants in 2023. AI Forum NZ are sourcing use cases from NGOs and citizen science groups to provide real problems to solve that are relevant to each location. These organisations provide subject matter expertise ahead of time and on the day.

You will learn many new skills, meet like-minded peers, and network with sponsors and mentors. At the end of the hackathon you and your team demonstrate your project in front of a judging panel who select the winner. The best four winners have a chance to pitch their idea at the AI Summit 23. Hackathons are a safe space for people from diverse skill sets to come together around a problem to solve. When forming your team, think about the Dream Team Model of hipsters, hackers, and hustlers - a good mix will help you to be successful.

Keen to join us in solving pressing environmental problems using AI?

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A Legendairy Career

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Good Together: by complementing technical expertise with power skills, the opportunities are endless

From grass to glass, find out how women across all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths can apply their technical expertise and their complementary power skills to deliver goodness for generations to come. The opportunities are endless from on farm sustainability, animal science and digital solutions, through to cutting edge laboratory research at our Fonterra Research and Development Centre, exploring robotics and automation across manufacturing systems and leveraging current & future technology to empower our employees & optimise our business for the future. 

Join us in person at the Fonterra Auckland head office.

Across the evening you will learn more about Fonterra including an overview of the Early in Careers entry opportunities, hear from a panel of women about their personal experiences, spend some time exploring power skills and how these can enhance your career journey (from job application and beyond) with plenty of time for networking.

Spaces are limited and we are expecting a sold-out event, so register now to secure your place. 

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Tomorrow Expo

Friday, May 12, 2023

We had a wonderful time at the NZTech Techweek NZ Tomorrow Expo, where we showcased our work dedicated to empowering women in tech.

We were delighted to welcome many groups of students visiting from diverse range of Auckland schools who were eager to learn more about STEM, robotics, AR and VR. They had a chance to try out some of our activities, such as programming a robot, virtual reality and exploring an augmented reality app.

We were impressed by their enthusiasm and creativity, and we hope to inspire more young women to pursue their passion for technology.

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The Buzz about Banking

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Hear the experiences of Kiwibank executives and engage in an innovation roadmap workshop!

Join us to discover how you can grow your career at Kiwibank while shaping the future of banking in Aotearoa.‍

Spaces are limited, so secure a place now if you haven’t already. We have special prizes and giveaways for those who attend the event.‍

See you there!

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Break the Bias

Thursday, March 10, 2022

International Women’s Day is fast approaching and She Sharp is partnering with AWS to bring you an inspirational evening where we talk all about #breakingthebias!

Come along to enjoy some fireside chats by amazing panelists, an interactive workshop and a short quiz. Please join us to celebrate and honour the women you know, the women who inspire you and the women who work hard everyday to create more diversity in the tech sector! We will have special prizes and giveaways for those who register and attend the event.

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Women in Security 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Join us at the AWS Office in Auckland for this special event recognising individuals, initiatives, and organisations that are changing the norms, reconditioning the way we think about diversity, inclusion, and equity, and shaping a new normal for the security industry in Aotearoa.

Featuring a stellar line-up of speakers from across Aotearoa's security sector, we will hear lightning talks from each of them sharing their journeys and learnings, demystifying the security industry, followed by a Q&A Panel. We'll also have fun interactive activities and opportunities for networking over yummy food and drinks, with awesome prizes up for grabs on the night.

It will be a fabulous event for everyone - no matter if you know nothing about the industry, new to security, curious about the industry or a seasoned security professional! AND remember - our events are open and inclusive to all genders, females, males, nonbinary, and allies! So bring your friends or colleagues for a great night of learning and networking with the community.

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Mind your own Career

Thursday, April 28, 2022

She Sharp is teaming up with MYOB to discuss the diversity of careers in technology and the multiple pathways we can take to achieve our dream job in STEM. Come along and engage with an expert team of MYOB panellists who will highlight some of the pathways that can be followed which lead to a career in Technology, participate in a guided workshop to help discover our deep-set motivations and Q&A with the MYOB and She# teams to create a composition of insights to enable us to make conscious career choices based on our aspirations and motivations…. so YOU can definitively begin to Mind Your Own Career.

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Women Igniting Tech

Friday, May 20, 2022

Surround yourself with great women: Stories of the women who have ignited our passion for careers in Technology. Enjoy a networking breakfast and surround yourself with great women. She Sharp and Countdown collaborate to bring you first-hand the real stories of the women who are igniting our passion for careers in Technology. Join our breakfast session and see what you can learn to help you re/ignite the flame of your technology career. You will hear from key talent across our Analytics and Insights, Product, Strategy & Transformation and Engineering practices. Hear how they have navigated their careers and learn useful tips as to the art of networking and really owning your career path.

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Navigating the Workplace as a Woman

Thursday, July 21, 2022

We operate in an unusual world that has seen workplaces and normal operating models change from the norms that we have been used to. Navigating the “new normal” can be challenging for both new starters in the tech industry settling in, as well as for managers and teams helping their junior staff find their pathways and build networks in often remote or disrupted working environments.

In this interactive in-person session, we will be talking with some of ANZ’s women in tech whose careers have been formed throughout these disruptive years. We will hear about their journeys and expectations versus the realities and how they have faced and adapted to the challenges. Supporting them we will also hear from more senior team members at ANZ on how they are helping support people to strengthen their resilience and protect their wellbeing through change.

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Innovation Unleashed

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Some of the world’s leading companies use Deloitte’s 10 Types of Innovation Framework to create innovative products.

When you’re building technology, it’s important to think about more than just the features your product delivers. To be successful, you also need to build out extensions to your application or system that connects with the wider ecosystem. The result is building more than just an app, but a platform and service that customers love and stay with.

What you’ll learn at this event:

  • Deloitte’s 10 Types of Innovation framework by applying it to an imaginary product. You’ll be able to take these learnings into your own work.
  • How small changes in your product can result in big changes for your customers and the uptake of your platform.
  • Put the Framework into action - split up into groups of 5 to create the next viral technology!
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AI Enviro Hack 

Saturday, September 3, 2022

She Sharp Hackathon is an all-female-led and non-binary 32 hour hackathon, which aims to help individuals to understand they belong in tech and that there are various roles you can have in the tech industry. Do you have a passion to save the planet, starting in our backyard? We’re bringing to life practical examples from the AI Forum’s recently published AI for Environment in Aotearoa New Zealand report. 

Join 60+ people for a weekend of learning, building, and connecting to build your tech skills and realise that you have allies who are supporting you every step of the way.

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She Celebrates

Monday, December 5, 2022

She Sharp is delighted to present She Celebrates: A reflection on the past year and Inspiration for the future! Come and join us for an evening of Reflection and Inspiration presented by a variety of motivational speakers from STEM-related industries and hosted by AWS and She Sharp. This fantastic opportunity will introduce you to new and exciting ideas for the future, while providing a space to network with STEM professionals.

Our guest speakers will discuss and reflect on their experiences throughout 2022 in celebration of another incredible year together. The event will be a great networking opportunity to meet with like-minded individuals, mingle with established professionals, celebrate successes and achievements, and have fun!

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Shaping the future with AI

Thursday, October 20, 2022

The world is constantly evolving. Digital technologies are transforming exponentially from day to day and Artificial Intelligence has changed the way we interact with the world around us. We can find information through conversations with machines, instantly translate written and verbal language and even have our own personal digital assistant. 

In this interactive workshop, hosted by Google, we will learn more about the use of Artificial Intelligence, how to get involved and build AI applications. With awareness of the tools used to innovate, we will discuss the importance of how they are used and the potential impact of ethics and biases. We will also hear from Google Leaders in the AI space on how they got involved and their thoughts on AI in this changing world. Most importantly, we will equip you with the tools and resources required to build experiences and showcase how easy it is to get started with AI right now. 

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International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

For International Women’s Day, She Sharp is partnering with Countdown and inviting you to #embraceequity and kick-start your day. Let’s challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion in all aspects of our personal and professional lives.

She Sharp are committed to empowering more women into STEM careers to drive gender parity into a world free from bias. Our events are an open opportunity for Everyone, regardless of gender, age, race or background, to work together in order to bridge the gender gap and better represent women within STEM fields.

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Kickstart your Career in Tech with MYOB

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

This event is aimed at providing women with insights and opportunities to pursue a career in the tech industry.

Attendees will have the chance to hear from experienced professionals in the tech industry, who will be sharing their personal stories, experiences and insights on how to navigate a career in tech. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and advice from some of the best in the industry, and to learn more about MYOB as a company.

Whether you're looking to start a career in tech, or you're already working in the industry and looking to grow your skills and network, this event is for you. With the support of MYOB, we hope to inspire and empower women to pursue their passions and achieve their career goals.

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Being a volunteer at She Sharp has been an enlightening and fulfilling experience. The She Sharp team really take care of you and make sure you get access to the benefits as if you are a participant of each event. Networking is a great example of that. I’ve met more women in tech from the first event than I have in months. They go out of their way to make sure the volunteers are seen and appreciated for their hard work. 

Yinghui (Maxie) Ouyang

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Being a volunteer at She Sharp has been an enlightening and fulfilling experience. The She Sharp team really take care of you and make sure you get access to the benefits as if you are a participant of each event. Networking is a great example of that. I’ve met more women in tech from the first event than I have in months. They go out of their way to make sure the volunteers are seen and appreciated for their hard work. 

Yinghui (Maxie) Ouyang

Event Volunteer

Being a volunteer at She Sharp has been an enlightening and fulfilling experience. The She Sharp team really take care of you and make sure you get access to the benefits as if you are a participant of each event. Networking is a great example of that. I’ve met more women in tech from the first event than I have in months. They go out of their way to make sure the volunteers are seen and appreciated for their hard work. 


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