Techweek TV: Women in tech and education

Why technology education is crucial, how we can support and ultimately grow the tech sector.

What's it all about?

In 2020 the updated technology curriculum was introduced to New Zealand primary and secondary schools. The Alert level 4 lockdown exposed how reliant we all are on technology and exposed parents to the detail of their children’s education. And yet all around the world the number of women working in the tech sector continues to be low.

Join Mahsa Mohaghegh, Director Women in Technology in the faculty of Design and Creative Technologies to discuss why technology education is crucial, how we can support more people to be excited by technology and ultimately grow the tech sector.

This Techweek TV session is aimed at how we need to grow the tech sector in New Zealand.

You can drop into this event at any time.

This event does not require registration.

Tuesday 28 Jul
3:00pm - 3:30pm

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Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Director of Women in Technology, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh is a computer engineer with a broad background in technology, and an active researcher in internet of things, AI, and machine learning technologies. She is an advocate for taking early action to prepare for the digital disruption that is impacting every industry sector. She is also the founder and director of She# (, the women’s networking and learning group aimed at supporting women, and closing the gender gap in technology. 

Mahsa has significant experience in programme and project management, team leadership, funding acquisition and stakeholder management. She has been widely recognised in her community engagement work with She#, and for the past three years has been a semi-finalist for New Zealander of the Year. 

Mahsa is a passionate, results-driven problem-solver, and a respected manager, mentor, and supervisor. She has an energetic and driven approach to management, and a sound ability to maintain a clear view of programme and project objectives. 

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