28 April is International Girls in ICT Day - a day in which we acknowledge female role models in technology to encourage young women and girls to be a part of this exciting and rewarding sector.

Technical innovation will play a crucial role in almost every sector of our country's economy and future direction. To shape this narrative and ensure the solutions meet the needs, gender diversity is critical yet less than 30% of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professionals are women. We need this to change.

At Diversus, we celebrate women who are leading the way in inspiring young women and girls to pursue a career in technology and for them to contribute in setting future technology agendas. Diversus actively supports diversity, equity and inclusion with ongoing talent strategies for attraction and retention, a leadership team with 50% representation of women and our longest serving employee a woman with technical expertise in Information Architecture and Business Analysis.

In celebration of International Girls in ICT, we will be shining a spotlight on Betty, Senior Consultant and hear her thoughts on working in technology. We look forward to sharing her story with you next week.