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In August 2017, Project Evolve was set up with the purpose to understand and address the significant gap in engagement between men and women in nbn’s System Engineering and Operations Function (SEO), and to address the low numbers of women in SEO.

As such, the key objectives of Project Evolve were to:

  • boost the engagement of women and make SEO a great place to work for women;
  • increase the representation of women in SEO; and
  • support the progression of women into leadership roles.

Project Evolve had three focus areas:

  • Find: Build our female talent pipeline by using innovative sourcing strategies to attract more women into technology roles.
  • Grow: Accelerate the progression of women into leadership roles through the Navigate Sponsorship Program which helped emerging leaders develop leadership skills and connections with Executive leaders.
  • Keep: Make SEO a great place to work for women through a range of activities to support career development, wellbeing and engagement.

The project has been driven by a group of leaders and employees in the SEO team who wanted to drive change in building gender equality with Executive level sponsorship and support from People & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, and other areas of the business.

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Bridging Australia's Tech Skills Gap with a World- First Study Utilising Community and Workforce Cultural and Demographic Insights

Organisations across Australia are invited to participate in the Tech Reflects study, spearheaded by the TechDiversity Foundation in collaboration with Diversity Atlas, it seeks to understand the cultural and demographic makeup of tech workforces, comparing it to the broader community to identify gaps and opportunities. This initiative is critical for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, contributing to the national goal of 1.2 million tech jobs by 2030.

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