Sydney-based companies look to tackle gender diversity in hiring at WomenHack tomorrow evening

WomenHack Amsterdam; September 2017


Headquartered in San Francisco, WomenHack Events first started a year ago to overwhelming response from start-ups and companies all over the San Francisco Bay Area showing their support for diversity and inclusive hiring.

Believing that diversity strengthens teams and forging forward with our mission to present more economic opportunities to women in tech roles, WomenHack Events traveled to various major cities bringing together companies who are hiring and talented women in tech (developers, UI/UX designers, and PMs).

WomenHack has now worked with over 1,500+ women talents and over 450+ companies, from over 27 cities in 7 different countries. Tomorrow’s event will be our organization’s second time in Australia, and the first time in Sydney where we will be working with a great set of companies looking to hire diversly and bring on more women onto their tech teams.


Our events aim to help diverse companies and talented women talents in tech roles meet each other in a casual setting. How, you ask? Through the time-honored technique of speed dating. Lasting around 2 to 3 hours per event, attendees of WomenHack Events can generally expect to be introduced to the hiring landscape in their region, to learn more about different companies, and meet not just the companies, but also their fellow peers in the industry.

Our Host

Canva is a user-friendly tool that makes it possible to design anything and publish anywhere. Co-founded by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht, and Cameron Adams in 2012, Canva has more than 10 million users across 179 countries, with over 300 million designs created so far.

They are looking for the following skillsets: Android (Java), iOS (Objective C, Swift), Java, Javascript, UX, and Product.

They have a gender diversity of 48% women in their workforce and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Wellness programs, Paid maternity leave, Unpaid maternity leave, Adoption Benefits, Parents room, Sponsored team events, Employee assistance program, Stock options, Breakfast and lunch by an in-house chef everyday, Rock climbing wall, Expats events, Visa sponsorships, Relocation packages and assistance, and Sponsored social clubs.

Diversity Sponsors

Tyro Payments is Australia’s largest fintech company and newest bank. Tyro exists to provide Australian Small and Medium Enterprises with innovative products and services, to help improve and grow their business. We started by providing our integrated EFTPOS, recently we launched lending and deposit products, and we will expand into other services in the future.

They have a gender diversity of 32% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Education reimbursement, Paid maternity leave, Unpaid maternity leave, Novated lease, Leave loading, Secondary care giver leave, and Training allowance.

ING is united by their purpose to help customers and employees get ahead. They dream big by making positive differences in the lives of their customers through innovative technology and simple banking. And the fact that they’re Australia’s Most Recommended Bank makes them smile a thousand smiles. They have a casual dress code, hold annual ping-pong competitions, and offer staff discounts on home loans, gym memberships, health funds, and more.

They have a gender diversity of 49% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Wellness programs, Women leadership and mentoring groups, Paid maternity leave, Unpaid maternity leave, Adoption benefits, Start-up baby costs coverage/ bonus, Reimbursement for fertility treatments, and Onsite child care or subsidies for offside daycare.

This inaugural edition of WomenHack Sydney will also host a great set of companies such as Infomedia, Cognizant, CSIRO’s Data61, Flaunter, Intersective, SPOT Parking, and Fluent Retail looking to meet with Sydney’s female tech talents.

See you all tomorrow!

About WomenHack:

WomenHack is a community that empowers women in tech through events, jobs, and a diverse workplace for all. WomenHack Events are designed to bring about an opportunity to accelerate the hiring process in respective local job markets, and to provide greater exposure to economic and professional opportunities for women in technology.

Find out if WomenHack Events is coming to an office near you, here.

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