GAN New Zealand Celebrates International Girls in ICT Day
Offering solutions to ensure an inclusive Future of Work
On 22nd April 2021, Josh Williams, Country Manager for GAN New Zealand, and Norie Ape, Digital Product Manager for BCITO, took part in a GAN Global webinar in celebration of International Girls in ICT Day. Josh and Norie discussed how New Zealand’s ICT employers could provide more opportunities for young women to experience the industry up close, and how the system could support that to happen. The pair determined that focus should be placed on creating digital pathways, thereby providing more young women access into the industry.
Josh concludes: “We see a growing call from ICT employers and the industry overall to grow new and inclusive pathways to ICT careers. So, our message to young women here in Aotearoa and around the world is: Yes, you can aspire to a career in ICT. Yes, you should apply, and yes, you should expect to be supported by the industry.”
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