The Founder of the Tech Girls Movement, Jenine Beekhuyzen talks to the inspiring JJ deGeronimo from Purposeful Women in the US about Tech Girls Are Superheroes. Check out more of JJ's inspiring STEM videos here.
Jenine is an advocate for diversity in IT and has a long history of organising and presenting at girls and computing events and visiting schools. She has volunteered in many committees and mentoring programs over the past decade. She has a strong academic publishing record on gender and IT and runs her own research consulting business, Adroit Research. Through her community, consulting and academic activities, she has built connections at a local level in Australia with women working in the tech industry, tech companies, industry groups, government, schools and teachers, and educators in school, vocational and tertiary education.
Jenine is a university lecturer in Information Technology and she serves a number of editorial roles in academic journals. She is the Asia-Pacific representative for the Association for Information Systems-National Center for Women in Technology (US) and the United Nations PRME Coordinator of the global repository on gender and technology. Her networks extend to Europe, the United States and Asia. She has research collaborations with Deakin University, QUT, the University of Muenster (Germany), the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and the University of Liechtenstein.