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Optiver partners with Girls in Tech Australia to promote diversity and inclusion in STEM


Optiver, a tech-driven trading firm, announced its 12-month national partnership with Girls in Tech (GIT) Australia, a global non-for-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology.

The partnership will see Optiver working closely with the Australian chapter of the Girls in Tech organisation to empower, support and inspire the next generation of STEM talent across the country. As a major partner, Optiver will be supporting several key Girls in Tech events across Sydney and Melbourne, including the annual flagship conference where attendees gather to connect with like-minded peers, sharpen their skills and learn how to thrive in the tech industry.

Scott McKenzie, Chief Technology Officer in Optiver Asia Pacific said, “STEM talent is a core part of our business. But more importantly, it is the diversity of STEM talent that encourages great ideas, and thus delivers even greater impact. We recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion in not only building a safe, fair and equitable workplace for our people, but also in creating diverse, high-performance teams that thrive.”

“By partnering with Girls in Tech Australia, we have the opportunity to connect, engage and inspire the next generation of STEM talent. We are excited to be involved in this year-long partnership,” continued Mr. McKenzie.

Jessica Box, Managing Director of Girls in Tech Australia said, “We are thrilled to welcome Optiver as a major national partner this year. We look forward to working closely with Optiver to leverage their deep technical expertise and tap into their diverse network of STEM leaders to empower and support our growing community.”

About Optiver

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market-making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.


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