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Takor announces new female intern

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We reveal our new summer intern at WiTWA’s Annual End of Year Event

Over the past few months we have been working with the wonderful ladies from WiTWA (Women in Technology WA) on several projects.

Back in September we took part in techtrails and have been to several networking events, but our most recent collaboration with them has been to create a paid summer internship within our company, Takor Group.

So we set out to choose a candidate (with help from WiTWA), to then be announced at WiTWA’s Annual End of Year Event, which took place last Tuesday.

The event was held in the Herbert Smith Freehills office, located on the 36th floor of the QV1 building in Perth’s CBD. Let’s take a few seconds to be completely jealous of the view they have from their office windows…

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After some drinks, nibbles and networking it was time for the keynote speaker, Honourable Liza Harvey MLA, Minister for Women’s Interest. She delivered an inspiring speech about women in technology, reflecting on the year just past and the exciting future.

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Honourable Liza Harvey MLA

This was followed by WA Government Chief Information Officer Giles Nunis, who shared his experience on his first year in the role of GCIO and his expectations of what 2016 holds.

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Giles Nunis

Takor founder and CEO Amir Farhand was last to take the floor and was thrilled to announce that our first female intern is Jo Beg. After reading through a number of impressive applications, we selected Jo as she stood out with her passion to learn, her enthusiasm to be a part of Takor and her professional skills both technical and non. We’re truely excited to have her on board to assist our developers in January and February.

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We were incredibly impressed by the number of applications we received, and the fantastic range of skills that were presented. It’s such an exciting time for geospatial technology, and its very encouraging to meet so many talented women breaking down the gender barriers. We hope to offer another paid internship in the future, and meet more fantastic females in tech.