What is ShadowTech?

ShadowTech provides girls in years 9 -11 with an opportunity to experience what working in the tech sector is like, encouraging them onto education pathways that lead into tech sector roles.

The programme connects girls at school with women working in the tech sector, who act as mentors.  Secondary school students get to spend a day with the woman in tech, experiencing a day in the life of an IT professional.

Our objective is to see an increase in the number of females who choose STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related subjects at a secondary and tertiary level and ultimately choose a career in tech.

ShadowTech 2019

We are looking at running ShadowTech in the following regions again this year. Dates will be confirmed soon.

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Hamilton
  • Palmerston North
  • Wellington

Business Mentors

Influence the next generation of young women to pursue a career in technology.


Spend a day with an inspirational woman working in the tech sector!


Help students make the right study choices to achieve their goals.

Did you know?

– Only 3% of 15 year old New Zealand girls consider a career in IT

– Women make up only 23% of those employed in IT occupations

– The tech sector has the highest paid and highest qualified employees

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