NZTech Women

Our Vision

Inspiring, supporting and encouraging women into
and through the technology sector and on into leadership roles.

Our Purpose

We help New Zealand women to succeed and grow in the tech sector by providing a collaborative voice, creating connections, increasing knowledge, supporting growth and influencing policy.

NZTECH WOMEN – An NZTech Community

NZTech Women operates as a focused tech sector community with the support of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech), the voice of the New Zealand technology industry.
NZTech enables an ecosystem of tech communities and helps members find ways of increasing their capabilities through access to talented staff, peer networking, experience sharing, exporting, keeping a close watch on government initiatives and working with many agencies here and overseas.
When you join NZTech Women you automatically join NZTech and can benefit from the broad range of services, events and advocacy across the multiple NZTech communities.

NZTECH WOMEN Advisory Board

Diane Knowles – Country Manager Enterprise Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Jackie Clark – Program Manager, NZTech

We would love to have you involved in this exciting initiative where women from across the sector come together to plan programmes and projects to encourage other women into the industry, from school-age kids through to Board appointments

Join NZTECH WOMEN & the NZTech Community

To join NZTech Women and gain the benefits of being part of this focused community beyond the networking events just click join and you will be taken to the NZTech shop.
All staff of NZTech corporate & affiliate members can become members of NZTech Women at no cost. Visit NZTech Members to find out if the company you works for is a member of NZTech.
For more information about membership benefits, the types of membership options available and the fees visit Membership Information.

Improving New Zealand’s Prosperity: Equal number of men and women in management equals more profits

Research: Increase women, increase ROI

Research: Fortune 500 companies that had at least 3 women directors saw:

In a recent survey of 366 companies, consultancy McKinsey & Co. found that those whose leadership roles were most balanced between men and women were more likely to report financial returns above their national industry median.

Companies with more balanced leadership do a better job recruiting and retaining talented workers, reducing the costs associated with replacing top executives, McKinsey found. They also have stronger customer relations because management better reflects the diversity of society, and they tend to make better business decisions because a wider array of viewpoints is considered.







NZTech Women Membership Benefits


NZTech Women is the collaborative voice for New Zealand’s women in the technology sector. By bringing together an ecosystem of people and organisations that are passionate about the advancement of women in technology this community provides connections to support growth.

As a community within NZTech, the national voice for the technology sector, members of NZTech Women automatically become members of NZTech and can benefit from a broad range of connections across the tech sector.

Connect via regular newsletters, capability building & experience sharing networking events, our annual conference and with other NZTech communities.


To grow, both personally and in business, it helps to have access to useful information.

Whether you are looking to learn from other people’s experience, find market information to help your business grow, or to share information or experiences you have, NZTech provides the platform.

Why should I study technology?  How can I be more successful in my career? Should I launch my own business? Who could be my role model? What is the experience of other women in leadership positions?

By providing direct access to peers who are happy to share their experiences NZTech Women helps keep you informed.


Growing the skills and talent base for the technology industry is critical to its success. Often young girls and professional women in other sectors simply aren’t aware of how rewarding a career in the tech sector can be. We support each other and encourage women of all ages and backgrounds to consider working in the tech field as entrepreneurs and professionals.

As a community within NZTech, we also benefit from the national body’s policy work which is focused on improving education, skills and talent; creating export growth; and guiding and supporting relevant government decisions.

NZTech Women membership also provides access NZTech activities for the advancement of the sector such as tech tours & international events.