Speaking to BlueNotes after her appearance at ANZ's W:Drive event, part of the bank's push to support women in technology, Stocks said STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is a great career choice for young women but the choice was not as visible as it could be.
“I think we've still got a long way to go," she said. “STEM's not really sticking out there as much as the more traditional subjects."
“Technology is the bedrock of everything we do. Let's call that out a bit, let's not hide around the fact that math and technology is integral to everything we do, because it's such a great future for girls."
Stocks said young people in tech, particularly women, can help their careers by knowing what their strengths are, using all the tools available to them and to ensure they are always learning.
“From a career perspective, know what you're good at," she said. “Put your hand up, ask the question. If you want a job, if you want to go after something, go and do it, there's nothing stopping you out there."
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Sarah Harland is GM Enterprise Services Technology at ANZ.