Google is organizing seven Women Techmakers (WTM) events in Pakistan this year to support and empower more than 1,550 women developers across five cities. WTM is a global initiative by Google that provides visibility, community, and resources for women in tech. The events, which will comprise rallies, workshops, networking events, and conferences, will run from March to May and offer training in various entrepreneurship areas, including leadership, technical skills, and how to overcome unique challenges facing women in tech.
The first event will start on March 8, which is International Women’s Day, and the IWD theme for WTM events this year is #DareToBe, encouraging women to have the courage and confidence to dream big and take risks. Local WTM Ambassadors will host the events with support from Google. The WTM Ambassador program supports women in tech who are looking to create impact and give back to their communities.
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Farhan S. Qureshi, Google Regional Director for Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, said that the events will encourage more women to join the fast-growing tech industry and promote diversity, equality, and inclusion in the tech sector, which is the primary mission of Google. Last year’s events trained over 800 women developers across Pakistan, covering important topics such as online safety, coding, and presentation skills.
Manahil Qureshi, an attendee from last year’s program, described her experience at the WTM as positive and empowering, with power-packed talks on Education, Women’s Workforce, Community Building, and future prospects for women in tech in Pakistan.
The 2023 WTM sessions will commence on March 8, 2023, and continue until April 29, 2023, across Pakistan. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/view/iwd-wtm-2023-pakistan/