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August 6, 2021 Women in Digital

GoodNorth is on a mission to create spaces for purpose-led businesses to take on the spotlight and share their positive impact. For their latest Tribe Spotlight, GoodNorth has chosen to feature Women in Digital.

At Women in Digital, we are dedicated to connecting, educating, and empowering women in digital through services that support women to pursue a career in tech and become the digital leaders of tomorrow. In this feature article, GoodNorth interviewed Women in Digital Community Manager Carly Shearman to discuss all things purpose-driven branding. Read the full article here.

“I am very lucky as my job is literally being surrounded by amazing, go-getting, driven and high-performing people all day everyday – from our community members, corporate partners, colleagues and our founder, Holly and I absolutely draw inspiration from them.” – Carly Shearman

Read the full article here and if you haven’t already, follow Women in Digital on LinkedIn!


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June 30, 2021 Women in Digital

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the loans.com.au Women, Children & Community Program in partnership with Women in Digital. Congratulations to Women in Digital friend and Managing Director of loans.com.au, Marie Mortimer [centre]!

Through her involvement with Women in Digital as a Corporate Sponsor, loans.com.au continues to be a strong employer brand that advocates for diversity and inclusion. Read the full article here.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the loans.com.au Women, Children & Community Program. Together we will work towards the Women in Digital mission of ensuring girls and women are digitally literate by providing resources and career opportunities to build the digital leaders of tomorrow.” – Holly Hunt, Founder & CEO, Women in Digital

Read the full article here and if you haven’t already, follow Women in Digital on LinkedIn!


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June 28, 2021 Women in Digital

Are you looking for more meaningful work? Want to monetise a passion project? Or simply curious about starting your own business?

At the recent ‘Starting a Side Hustle’ UQ Young Alumni workshop, Women in Digital Founder and CEO Holly Hunt (née Tattersall) joined Pablo Farias Navarro (Founder of Zenva) and Dr Josh Case (Doctor, MedTech SME & Software Dev) to discuss how they turned their side hustles into successful, commercial businesses. Read the full article here.

“My passion for my side hustle completely distracted me from my full-time job. For me, it wasn’t if I took the leap, it was when and how. Surround yourself with likeminded people who have made that leap before.” – Holly Hunt (née Tattersall)

 

Watch the video recording here.

Read the full article here and if you haven’t already, follow Women in Digital on LinkedIn!


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June 22, 2021 Women in Digital

One of major (and largest) hurdles that startup founders face is finding funding. For women, that uphill battle can be even steeper even with the rise of the number of women founders in Australia. There’s no better time than now to have a discussion on how we can help more women make the leap and get funding.

This is why our sister company, Hunt & Co. was so excited to get involved in the ‘Investing in Startup Women’ event. Hunt & Co. partnered with Amazon Web ServicesCake EquityTractor VenturesAustralian Computer Society and River City Labs to find out more from three very successful professionals who firsthand know the fundraising and capital raising space. Read the full article here.

“It’s been shown that men are historically better at overstating their potential success. In turn, they are offered great funding opportunities. So it goes without saying that we should encourage women to do the same. The key advice here? Dream bigger and aim high. Ask yourself, ‘if I had $100 million in the bank right now, what would I build and what is my ambition?'”

Read the full article here and if you haven’t already, follow Women in Digital on LinkedIn! While your there, follow Hunt & Co. too!


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June 15, 2021 Women in Digital

Spotted! In June 2021, we were thrilled to see a fantastic spotlight on Emma Isaacs, Founder & Global CEO of Business Chicks, featuring Women in Digital in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Not only did it highlight the incredible achievements of Emma Isaacs and Business Chicks (billed as Australia’s largest networking organisation for women!), it also shone a light on other organisations bringing business-savvy and entrepreneurial women together including Future Women, Lady Startup, Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMBDW) and Heads Over Heels (although the list goes on).

Shoutout to Emma, the Business Chicks team and all the organisations out there bringing women together at all rungs of the business ladder!

“Business Chicks is by no means alone in its field. Organisations that bring working women together have proliferated in this country in recent years. Future Women, Lady Startup, Like-Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (which is advertised as catering to “entrepreneurial-minded and business-savvy women who love their wine” and has more than 150,000 members in its Facebook group), Women in Digital, Heads Over Heels … the list goes on.” – Jane Cadzow

Read the full article here and if you haven’t already, follow Women in Digital on LinkedIn.


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May 24, 2021 Women in Digital

Gender diversity. Two words you generally see plastered across a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility documentation or ‘Why Work With Us’ Careers page. Interestingly, it is not often you see the words ‘gender diversity’ in companies’ strategic business plans.

Women in Digital Community Manager, Carly Shearman recently published an article on gender diversity in the workplace and her findings might surprise you. Though profitability, performance and productivity increase under female leadership, Carly only recalls two times hearing business decision-makers acknowledge the power of diversity for their financial bottom line.

“When I ask the question ‘why is gender diversity important to you?’, I am met with similar responses. But what I rarely, and I mean rarely, hear are the words ‘It makes commercial sense’. Which really does surprise me when we know that in Australia… ” – Carly Shearman

Read the full article here and be sure to follow Carly on LinkedIn.


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May 24, 2021 Women in Digital

Our work with Women in Digital has always been about connecting, educating and empowering our way to gender diversity in digital. This includes talking to business’s key stakeholders, tech founder and executives on why we need to stop viewing gender diversity as just altruisitc and confining it to Corporate Social Responsibility pages, and seeing it more as part of growing a strategic and robust workforce.

Presented with an opportunity to interview Patrick FitzGerald, an accomplished Consultant and Director with 30+ years of experience in industry, our very own Women in Digital Community Manager, Carly Shearman published an article on the business case for gender diversity.

“Diversity of thought is the goal, not just ticking a box to say you have ‘achieved diversity” – Patrick FitzGerald

You can read the full article here and be sure to follow Carly on LinkedIn.

 

 


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April 9, 2021 Women in Digital

The latest research from The University of Queensland (UQ) Business School discovered that female CEOs and founders still operate at a disadvantage in industries perceived as male-dominated when pitching for capital. Our Founder and CEO, Holly Hunt (nee Tattersall) spoke with UQ alongside Professor Tyler Okimoto to discuss top strategies for removing bias when pitching to any industry.

“My advice is to consistently show up, figure out how to add value that others aren’t, and work twice as hard as your competition, regardless of gender.”

Holly Tattersall



December 18, 2019 Holly Hunt

Our Founder and CEO, Holly Tattersall spoke with the University of Queensland about the conception of Women in Digital and creating global network to empower women in an ever-changing digital landscape.

“By providing services that support and inspire women to be strong, confident and skilled, I hope to act as a change agent who will create more female leaders in the digital industry,”

Holly Tattersall