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Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen

Founder, Tech Girls Movement

About Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen

Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen is is a well-known advocate for diversity in STEM and the Founder of the Tech Girls Movement, a non-profit to inspire girls into technology careers, empowering them to build their own futures. The TGM is working to create a workforce capable of building the technology of the future. Dr. Beekhuyzen produced Tech Girls Are Superheroes and Tech Girls are Chic! – free books which have received widespread success with 40 000 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, and she has won awards for Innovation in research and for her university teaching. Dr. Beekhuyzen is also the CEO of Adroit Research, and is the Queensland Authorised Trainer for QSR’s NVivo software. Jenine is one of Advance Queensland’s Digital Champions, and was the 2014 Australian Information Industries Association (AIIA) Queensland ICT Woman of the Year.

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