Melbourne, Australia—Wednesday, 21 September 2022—DiUS, an Australian technology consultancy, has announced its national partnership with Girls in Tech Australia, aimed at encouraging more women to pursue and grow a career in the technology industry.
Founded in 2004, DiUS is a leading Australian technology consultancy that specialises in using emerging technology—cloud, IoT, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning—to solve difficult problems, get new ideas to market or disrupt traditional business models.
The new partnership will see DiUS working closely with Girls in Tech Australia to connect, empower and inspire more women to pursue and grow a career in the technology industry. The collaboration includes key events such as webinars, virtual hackathons and conferences to provide women—whatever their role or background—a platform for growth.
Joe Losinno, DiUS Co-Founder and CEO said “Diversity is not just about pursuing numbers, percentages or meeting quotas, it’s about creating an inclusive environment that embraces and celebrates everyone’s unique differences. We also believe that to truly make a difference we need to invest in and support those leading the charge, like Girls in Tech, to help supercharge their impact across our industry.
“At the same time, DiUS is making sure that all our people are remunerated and recognised for their skills, contribution and impact—and we’re very proud that there’s no gender pay gap at DiUS—our women are paid as much as our men”.
As at the last gender pay gap review, 30 June 2022, DiUS had dollar-for-dollar, 100% pay equity for women compared to men. According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, the Australian national pay gap is 14.1% and in the technology industry, it’s estimated to be 25%. This disparity cannot continue to stand, particularly at a time where the technology industry is experiencing profound growth.
DiUS recently reported record revenues, with annual revenue growth of 21% in FY22 and employee growth of 22% over the last two years, across various locations, in both Australia and New Zealand. Looking ahead, DiUS expects continued momentum in FY23, which includes a focus on hiring and promoting more women across its business.
Partnering with Girls in Tech Australia is part of DiUS’ broader strategy to place the employee experience at the heart of everything it does. Through a focus on key elements of inclusion and breaking down the barriers that have traditionally stopped women from progressing in the industry, DiUS has created frameworks to clarify role expectations and promotion opportunities, as well as a mentoring and coaching framework that supports growth and development, and achieves equal pay parity.
Nicole Tzavaras, DiUS Head of People Experience said, “In tech, there’s often a focus on just software engineering roles, so it’s wonderful to partner with an organisation with a more inclusive vision to connect and develop any woman working in the tech industry, whether they’re coding, designing or managing social media.
“Over the last 18 years, DiUS has become a place for our diverse team of Navigators to call home and find meaning in what they do. We recognise and value our differences, while sharing our skills and knowledge, and look forward to working together with Girls in Tech to foster a community for all women in the tech industry. We also acknowledge our wider responsibility to encourage more women to consider a career in technology and to help address the gender pay gap across the industry. ”
Renece Brewster, Co-Managing Director Girls in Tech said, “We are thrilled to have DiUS come on board as our newest year-round partner. Girls In Tech is committed to the ongoing education and empowerment of women across the technology sector and we are excited at the opportunities that working with DiUS will bring. As a volunteer led, not-for-profit organisation, we can’t deliver our events and programs to our community without the support of our sponsors. We are excited about what the next year of partnership with DiUS will bring.”
The partnership kicks off with a number of upcoming events including a virtual hackathon in October where coders, designers, marketers and strategists will work together to build apps that solve social problems, and a Girl Boss Night in November that will address some of the biggest challenges for women in the tech industry.
Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, recently honoured the top companies in Australia’s Best Workplaces List, ranking DiUS as 12th in the medium-sized organisation category in August.
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DiUS is an Australian technology consultancy with leading capabilities in digital transformation and product development. Our 150+ people across Australia and New Zealand leverage specialist expertise in cloud, data, application development, experience design, IoT and machine learning. We develop innovative solutions for startups and enterprises to solve difficult problems, get new ideas to market or disrupt traditional business models and build our own startup businesses to solve problems in a really new way. Visit us at www.dius.com.au or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
About Girls in Tech
Girls in Tech is a global non-profit that works to erase the gender gap in tech. Today, every industry is a tech industry, with a need for people of all skills and backgrounds. We offer education and experiences to help people discover their unique superpower and hone it. We aim to see every person accepted, confident, and valued in tech—just as they are.
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