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Biography

Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen is one of Advance Queensland’s Digital Champions, and the 2014 Australian Information Industries Association (AIIA) Queensland ICT Woman of the Year. Dr. Beekhuyzen is a well-known advocate for diversity in STEM. Her work as CEO of Adroit Research, and as the Founder & CEO of the Tech Girls Movement is based on more than a decade of internationally peer-reviewed research; she has more than 60 published peer reviewed papers. Dr. Beekhuyzen works closely with educators in schools and with innovators in the technology sector, and she is also the Queensland Authorised Trainer for QSR’s NVivo software with more than 15 years of research experience. Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen is a social entrepreneur and academic, and an advocate for increasing the number of women in STEM. Dr. Beekhuyzen completed her Doctorate in Australia on unauthorised file sharing in 2010, and she has turned her research on gender into  practice by producing the illustrative children’s books Tech Girls Are Superheroes (1 & 2) and Tech Girls are Chic! – free books which have received widespread success with 60 000 copies distributed to school girls across Australia; 20 000 of those were distributed in just 3 months in early 2016, with one book in every school in Australia (9966).

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