18 Nov 2014

NAB’s Women in Technology program empowering women to lead

The final NAB Women in Technology program forum has taken place today, bringing to an end a stellar first calendar year of the program.

Co-founders of the Women in Technology program, Dayle Stevens and Nicole Devine, said 2014 has been an exciting year for NAB.

“As one of the largest technology employers in Melbourne, NAB wants to play a leadership role to demystify what it means to work in technology for women,” Dayle Stevens, General Manager for Support Services Technology, said.

“When we officially launched the Women in Technology program on International Women’s Day earlier this year, we didn’t imagine that the program would be so well received and achieve so much so soon.”

Nicole Devine, General Manager for Program Office and Commercial Management in NAB’s NextGen Program, said women across the bank in technology were feeling more empowered and confident in the workplace.

“We’ve seen a terrific response to our Women in Technology forums and ‘Lead like a Woman’ approach,” Ms Devine said.

“We’re hearing from women all the time how they are feeling more confident at work and how the workshops are reinforcing ways they can develop themselves, which ultimately benefits the entire organisation.”

The Women in Technology program is based on four pillars:
1) Develop – provide development opportunities
2) Experience – provide experiences that challenge people’s perspectives
3) Connect – provide methods for people to connect
4) Community – provide opportunities to make a difference.

The NAB Women in Technology forums will return in 2015 as NAB continues to strive to be an employer of choice for women in technology.

NAB’s Women in Technology program is a further demonstration of NAB’s leadership in the corporate sector for gender diversity.

NAB is the only major bank to have conducted a gender pay equity audit to investigate possible causes or barriers to equal pay and was the first major bank to introduce a domestic violence support policy – an issue which affects one in three women at some point in their lives, and two thirds of these women are in paid work.

NAB has also committed to create a 50/50 gender balance in its graduate program intake, meaning there are even more opportunities for young women to pursue careers with us than ever before.

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