Jenine Beekhhuyzen, Making a Difference in Australia and Beyond

Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen (pronounced ‘Bake-how-zen’), author of “Tech Girls are Chic (not just Geek)”, a book which presents stories of women in the IT industry as “superheroes”, is a long-time advocate for improving the representation of women in the IT industry. In 2013 she started the playful and comic-genre inspired Tech Girls Movement, a non-profit organisation whose goal is to support the development of a more diverse IT force. She even has her own Superhero avatar: