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Fresh push to get more women into IT

Efforts to encourage women into software programming and other parts of the tech industry are going up a notch.

Industry body NZTech is doubling the size of its ShadowTech Days mentoring programming, which will this year pair 500 high school girls with women already in the industry, after receiving funding from the Ministry of Youth Development.

Xero employees Rowena Joe, a lead developer, and Erica Anderson, a software security engineer, both say their biggest career influencers were elder brothers.

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ShadowTech ShadowTech provides girls in years 9 -11 with an opportunity to experience what working in the tech sector is like, encouraging them onto education pathways that lead into tech sector roles.