Women in Tech® is an international organization with a double mission: to close the gender gap and to help women embrace technology. The organization focuses on 4 primary areas that are a call for action: Education, Entrepreneurialism, Social Inclusion, Science & Innovation. The aim is to educate, equip and empower women and girls with the necessary skills and confidence to succeed in STEM career fields.
More than an organization, we are a global movement made up of members, partners and an ecosystem of networks that share our values and that have the same mission of striving for an Inclusive Tech industry. The issue of women empowerment in Tech is of major importance. We have to tackle it as a global community so as to drive sustainable change and create the necessary impact.
Our community is represented by persons of all abilities – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, class, age or sexual orientation.
We have members in over 60 countries.
Led by Purpose, Driven by Action
The UN Sustainable development has set 17 goals to transform our World by 2030. Goal#5 is to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls. The Tech field is one of its main targets. Women in Tech® fully support the UN’s Sustainable development objectives by contributing to 5 of the 17 goals:
Women and Girls Empowerment
#5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
All of our actions aim to empower women and girls in Tech. We do this under 4 main pillars:
#4: Quality Education
Our Actions: Tech awareness sessions, coding camps, online bootcamps, scholarships, High school programs, internships.
#8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Our Actions: Role Models programme, Corporate programme, Pitching classes, Mentoring, Trade missions, Job opportunities, Incubation and Acceleration camps.
SCIENCE & INNOVATION
#9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Our Actions: Talks, Round tables and Awareness sessions on Data Science, Artifical Intelligence, Machine learning
#10: Reduced Inequalities
Our Actions: We support and develop programs that seek to introduce digital skills to minorities and under-privileged communities.
A world where every girl and woman has equal access to opportunities in STEM. In a rapidly changing world, science, technology, engineering and mathematics have already had profound impact on our daily lives. We believe that girls and women have much to contribute in these areas. By supporting them in their choice to pursue STEM education and careers, we are standing on the cusp of a major global shift in how we teach, study, work, do business and more.
Our Core Values
Our values are not only vital, but one of the founding pillars of Women in Tech®. They guide how we approach all of our relationships—with our members, colleagues, chapters and our partners:
Diversity and interculturality
We are dedicated to the idea that gender and cultural diversity matters in all spheres. We believe in a world where access to knowledge, innovation and business opportunities are based on interest and ability, not gender.
We are colleagues, not competitors, and work together for a common purpose. Our ability to collaborate on projects is one of our most important strengths. We are devoted and committed to each other, because nothing great was ever built without collaboration and teamwork.
Real change and growth can’t occur unless we are open to considering new ideas. Fresh concepts are always welcome, and will be treated with the utmost respect.
Love and positive energy
We are full of love and positive energy in and out of our work environment, and let it imbibe everything we do. Our passion for sisterhood means we love what we do and we collectively believe in the importance of the cause.
Women in Tech has set high goals for our organization. We fully expect to reach them, and have devised primary focus areas to help girls and women enter STEM fields and become successful in these careers.
To close the gender gap in the STEM sector by helping girls and women embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These subjects are not innately suited for one gender over another, and there is no rational reason why girls and women should not pursue career options in STEM if they choose.