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I'm Jenine Beekhuyzen

As a renowned advocate for technology innovation and diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), Jenine draws on her unparalleled experience, encompassing 20+ years of internationally published academic research and university teaching, 15 years as CEO of her own research consulting company, Adroit Research. As a real-life ‘caped crusader’, Jenine has devoted more than 8 years to her not-for-profit Tech Girls Movement Foundation and has distributed 80 000 free copies of her beloved books, “Tech Girls are Superheroes Vol 1 & 2” and Tech Girls Are Chic! Recently authored “5 things you can do to engage girls in STEM”. A book providing practical ways for parents, educators, and mentors to empower and inspire young people in our lives. In her role at Adroit Research, she consults to many universities in Australia and internationally to teach good qualitative research methods, design and analysis. She has an Associate professor position at the University of Queensland, an Adjunct position at Griffith University and an Honorary Fellow position at Deakin University and is an Authorised Trainer in NVivo software. She has published in numerous journals, and regularly teaches and works with researchers on projects from an array of backgrounds. Her PhD is in Information Systems.

In her highly illuminating presentations, Dr Beekhuyzen discusses her vision for Australia’s future in technology, including the changes that will prove critical in helping leaders break
traditional approaches that currently hold us back. More importantly, she proposes practical solutions that can mobilise a new generation of leaders and innovators who are committed to solving real-world problems with technology. Jenine’s unwavering commitment to advocacy has seen her awarded on the world stage:

  • 2020 Medal of the Order of Australia 'For service to information technology, and to women', Queen’s Birthday Honours
  • 2019 United Nations Exceptional Women of Excellence Award, Women Economic Forum
  • 2019 Women in Digital University of Queensland Business School, Champion of Change
  • Award
    • 2018 Women in Digital Award for Educational Leadership
    • 2017 recipient of the prestigious Pearcey Award for Entrepreneur of the Year for Qld
    • 2016 Westpac/Fairfax 100 Woman of Influence
    • 2016 Griffith University Sciences Alumnus of the Year
    • 2016/2017/2018/2019 Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion
    • 2014 Australian Information Industries Association (AIIA) Queensland ICT Woman of the
      Year
    • 2014 Microsoft Community Educator of the Year
    • 2012 Claudio Ciborra Award for Innovation in Research (Europe)
    • 2012 Outstanding Teaching and Learning Award - Queensland Institute of Business and Technology (Griffith University)
Selected Publications

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Events by Jenine Beekhuyzen
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