Mahsa McCauley (Mohaghegh)
Founder and Director, She#
Senior Lecturer, AUT
Hello and welcome! I’m Mahsa, founder and director of She#. I have been in the field of Computer Science and Engineering for almost 15 years, currently lecturing at AUT in the Information Technology and Software Engineering Department. I finished my PhD here in New Zealand in 2013 at Massey University, in Artificial and Natural Language Processing. I founded She# in the hope to bring about the much-needed change in the gender split in tech. I believe that we must work together to solve this!
Mulesoft Developer, BNZ
Hello, I’m Archana, a software developer and part of the She# team! I am curious about all things tech. I also like to call myself an amateur instagrammer! Although I’ll admit being awkward at small talk, being with She# has helped me come out of my shell and become passionate about empowering women in STEM. It is definitely something that needs changing!
Business Analyst and Stanford Student
I have a conjoint degree in BCom/BSc, majoring in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Accounting. I have mainly worked in the High Tech/Telco industries as a Business Analyst, focusing on improving customer experience across products and IT tools. I have worked on many automation projects to enhance the sales and marketing initiatives on CRM platforms. I have been selected to take part in the Stanford University 2019 Summer Programme, working on an entrepreneurial project towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Throughout university, and whilst working in industry, I have been part of initiatives that support women in STEM and have continuously encouraged more women to take STEM.
Tech Strategy and Transformation Analyst at Deloitte
In 2018 I was one of the Finalists for New Zealand’s Emerging Leaders in Engineering. I am passionate about asking the “what-if” questions to test what can be achieved. I have used my Bachelors of Engineering in Mechatronics and Creative Entrepreneurship to build chatbot for MYOB, contribute to project testing Alexa with members of the Blind Foundation, created a machine learning application for Deloitte, and am set to join them as a 2020 Graduate. Through mentoring and involvements in clubs, I have found a passion for inspiring and encouraging other women in STEM and providing opportunities to develop their skills!
Director - mmc Ltd., & delivery manager, ministry of Education, new zealand
I am a Civil Engineer and PRINCE2® registered practitioner. I am also a technology enthusiast. Currently, I am the director of McCauley Management Consultants Ltd. and contract to the Ministry of Education’s Capital Works group, managing delivery of major school infrastructure projects in the greater Auckland region. I have been with She# since its inception, mainly photographing our events. I am passionate about diversity and equality in the workplace, and have seen first-hand the increased efficiency, productivity, and success that having diverse teams brings about!
Graduate Hydraulic engineer, Mesh Consulting
I am a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from the Auckland University of Technology. I have been passionate about encouraging more girls and women to take up careers in the STEM fields throughout my university and have been part of student lead AUT STEM Womens Club. My ideals co-relate with She# which believes that balanced gender statistics are our priority and that providing learning opportunities about upcoming industry technologies and practices. a
product development engineer, Fisher & paykel healthcare
A Mechanical Engineering Graduate from AUT with a diverse upbringing in over 6 countries, including the USA, New Zealand, and Singapore, and a Graduate Product Developament Engineer at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, I was inspired by my own journey as one of the only females in my mechanical engineering class. Through empowering and encouraging women in STEM, hosting and leading workshops, and reaching out to industry, I aspire to see change in the representation of minorities in STEM. I strongly believe that diversity and inclusion should not have to be a “goal”, it should already be incorporated in every facet of life.
Intermediate manual qa tester, clearmatch
By profession, I am a QA Test Analyst, which feeds into my curiosity to break things! I am also a passionate cook and a spiritual practitioner. For me, She# is all about encouraging and bridging the gender gap in all fields of under-representation, especially, the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Of course, this is not to be achieved alone. We must employ all our forces to band together to make a change! Together we can do it! And that is what She# is all about – providing a platform for people to come together to make a difference!
Data Scientist, Spark
Nicole Lin is currently working at Spark as a Data Scientist, and has experience in sectors spanning technology, business and social impact. Previously she has worked at Microsoft, PwC, and ANZ, and have been recognised as a Google Women Techmakers Scholar in 2019.
She is a champion for diversity & inclusion in STEM, digital equity, and is deeply passionate about harnessing technology to create social impact, particularly in tackling the challenges as set out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. She chairs a working group on advancing AI awareness in NZ as part of AI Forum NZ, and is also a member of the Youth Advisory Board for Philanthropy NZ.