Hannah Bederz was the winner of the Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year Award at the 2020 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Hannah is a computer scientist who is passionate about addressing the historical gender disparity in STEM by mentoring young women to be successful in the tech industry.
Since 2015, Hannah has volunteered for Girls Programming Network, an all-female group who run free programming workshops for high school girls. She also works with Code Like A Girl as a volunteer and workshop facilitator, as well as delivering workshops for Coder Academy. Her proudest moments have been when her female students become tutors themselves.
As a successful Software Engineer, Hannah’s visibility in the technology and computing education industries helps to combat the notion that 'you can't be what you can't see'. By teaching the right tools in the right way, she is enabling others who have historically been underrepresented in the technology industry to exist safely, envision a bright future and succeed.