Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen is a Diversity Expert. She is one of Advance Queensland’s Digital Champions, was named by the Sydney Morning Herald as a female rising star in ICT, and is the winner of the 2014 Australian Information Industries Association (AIIA) iAward for Queensland ICT Woman of the Year.
Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen is a social entrepreneur and academic, and an advocate for increasing the number of women in STEM. She is the Founder & CEO of the non-profit Tech Girls Movement (TGM), and runs her own research consulting company Adroit Research with her expertise in qualitative research. Dr. Beekhuyzen completed her Doctorate in Australia on unauthorised file sharing in 2010, and she has turned her research on gender into practice by producing the illustrative children’s books Tech Girls Are Superheroes (1 & 2) and Tech Girls are Chic! – free books which have received widespread success with 55 000 copies distributed to school girls across Australia.
Her advocacy for girls and women in STEM is based on more than a decade of internationally peer-reviewed research; she has more than 60 published peer reviewed papers. Dr. Beekhuyzen is also the Queensland Authorised Trainer for QSR’s NVivo software with more than 15 years of research experience.
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Empowering the next generation of technology leaders
Professional Speaker (I have been paid for speaking at events), Frequent Public Speaker, Medium Speaking events (50-200), Large Speaking events (201-2000), I would be interested in being contacted about Speaking at Events, I do Keynotes, I do Workshops, I deliver Training, I would be interested in being contacted about being on a panel.
I have done keynotes for EduTech Conference, Go Girl Go for IT, Criterion Conference.
- Diversity in the workplace
- Women in Technology
I am the Founder of the Tech Girls are Superheroes Program. I actively seek out women in tech to become mentors and superheroes in my program which encourages girls into careers in Tech.
I am Jenine, the founder of the Tech Girls Movement, a non-profit organisation promoting positive female information technology role models to encourage and raise awareness of technology careers options for girls. This book, Tech Girls Are Superheroes, forms the basis for the campaign.