Support Sisters in Tech

The tech sector is driving the digitalisation of our economy and underpinning this are people with digital skills.

Sisters in Tech is a foundational programme helping Māori and Pacific wāhine gain employment in the tech sector.  It provides a unique opportunity for a cohort of talented wāhine to step into a career in New Zealand’s fast growing and highly paid tech community.

Join other Aotearoa New Zealand tech companies to help strengthen our sector with Sisters in Tech.

Why Sisters in Tech?

Recent research shows that less than three percent of the tech workforce are Pacific people and just four percent are Māori. Meanwhile, only 27 percent of the tech sector are female.

We know there is a tech job to suit everyone. As the demand for digital skills remains high, we need to ensure Māori and Pacific women are supported in pursuing tech careers.    

Sisters in Tech provides an opportunity for wāhine to establish and secure a new career.  Participating companies and organisations will also benefit from wider perspectives for innovative problem solving.  Help strengthen our sector by supporting Sisters in Tech. 

If you’re looking for tech talent, get involved 

Help create new career prospects, transform lives and benefit from the increased diversity these wāhine can bring to your company. 

If your company or organisation is interested in participating, please register your interest now!  Following your registration, we will:

  • be in touch with more information so we can understand your requirements and what you can offer
  • provide suitable candidates for your consideration 
  • provide pastoral care for the first six months to ensure a successful onboarding. 

How it Works

Potential candidates will be assessed by our recruitment team, 3BagsFull before selections are confirmed.  Successful candidates are recognised as having attributes suitable for ongoing employment within the tech sector.

Each cohort will be engaged in intensive training for three months prior to commencing their role.  The programme is tailored to the individual needs of each candidate and they will be fully supported by 3BagsFull.  

To help ensure their success, candidates will also receive a further six months of wrap-around personal, cultural and professional support.  This includes advising participating companies on appropriate cultural awareness. 3BagsFull will meet with companies on a monthly or fortnightly basis as needed to ensure a successful onboarding.

Sisters in Tech is a Government and industry collaboration.  It is a partnership between the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), NZTech, Microsoft and designed and delivered by 3BagsFull.

This pilot programme is initially being offered in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau Northland.  

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