Remember her name – Emily Sopers might just one of tech’s biggest names very soon, all because of she wants to address traditional gender imbalances in IT.
Sopers has just won Kordia’s first ever Women in Technology Scholarship, which was established to address gender imbalance in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
According to Statistics New Zealand, 80% of the entire IT workforce is male – which is something Sopers and Kordia want to change.
Sopers says diversity in the workforce is important to her, and she was inspired by Kordia’s mission.
“I read about Kordia and the work it does, which sparked my interest in the IT sector. Although it can be intimidating entering a workforce dominated by males, I also find it very empowering,” says Sopers.
“I feel incredibly honoured and excited that Kordia saw my potential in the technology sector and am thankful for the support they have given me that will enable me to further my career aspirations.”