WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by providing them access and opportunity to advance their careers, pursue their dreams and become role models for women and girls in their communities and beyond.
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit that works to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups. We do that by educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology. As a result, we offer everything from coding courses to boot camps to hackathons and startup competitions no matter age or profession. It is Girls in Tech’s mission to support women with the access and community they need to succeed in tech.
There is hope and expectation for fundamental change to improve the amount of girls/women in STEM in a sustainable and inclusive manner. However, research still shows that there is still work to be done considering the amount of unreported cases. It is against this backdrop that this program is being organized.
The specific objectives of the program are as follows:
- Inspire and motivate participants in STEM fields.
- Create Networking opportunities between the participants.
- Expose participants into new ways of thinking and remove all technological fears.
- Provide hands-on training with highly professional and experienced instructors.
- Promote and market GAMCHIX projects and share information on the group.
- Seek partnerships and create working relationships among our local Engineers and Professionals as well as similar international organizations in the Internet and ICT sector from around the world.
- To mobilize the young people and foster an inclusive environment for girls/women, no matter the workplace.
We aim to Increase the amount of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by engaging in three (3) simple steps:
Despite computer science being one of the most in-demand fields, not to mention one of the more lucrative career paths, study shows that less than 2.4% of female college students graduate with a degree in computer science. Why? Well, despite its relevance, many students are simply not exposed to computer science. We want to change that by creating networking opportunities for the women by organizing speaker series, meet-ups, ted-talks, monthly meet-ups with successful inspirational women in the Industry.
We don`t just stop at inspiring them. We ask them to be part of the vision by offering regular capacity building workshops, mentorship programs, local and international trainings on various topics of interest.
We aspire to train and equip as many women in technology as we can. We go the extra mile of helping with professional development, community outreach opportunities, job worthy resumes and hopefully job placements. You can be a part of it too. All we need is your money or time.