Technology is a hot sector and is the fastest booming one out there. Despite popular belief of technology being a male dominated industry, the number of women involving is on the rise. It’s exciting to see more women getting involved. But let’s not count our chickens before they hatch. We still have a long way to go before we reach gender equality at the core of the industry, and the recent boom of “women in tech” might be misleading.
At first glance, it’s easy to characterize the lack of women in technology and entrepreneurship as a pipeline problem. In a country like Nepal where the prevalence of stereotypical job distribution (men do the mental and physical work outside home and women do the mental and physical work inside home) is common. Especially in the case of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) or STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) a huge gender gap can be distinctly seen in Nepal and across the world.
The number of female students in a Computer Science was and is still overshadowed. At times it can, no doubt, be daunting and made them doubt their passion. The sad part is even the girls studying computer engineering they think that it’s a boy’s thing. They are as knowledgeable, but still, they aren’t confident about it. We live in a world where we have male nurses and nannies, and find the field of computers “too manly”. How ironic.
To bridge the gender gap and to educate and empower women and girls who are passionate about technology, Girl in Technology Nepal (GiT) was established in 2015 by a group of tech-driven girls in Kathmandu, Nepal. They are organizing the first ever Girls in Technology Conference (GiT) Conference Nepal 2016.
Date: 12th June 2016 (Sunday)
Venue: Moksh, Jhamsikhel
Time: 10:30am onwards
Ticket Price: NRs 500 (You’ll receive a Girls in Technology T-shirt)
You can buy your tickets from Leapfrog Academy or contact the members of GiT.
|10:30am – 11:00am||Registration & Networking|
|11:00am – 11:15am||The Journey of “Girls in Technology”||Rojina Bajracharya|
|11:15am – 11:40am||Sumana Shrestha|
|11:40am – 12:05pm||Timila Yami|
|12:05pm – 12:30pm||Mona Nyachhon|
|12:30pm – 12:40pm||Project Demonstration||Irina Sthapit|
|12:40pm – 1:00pm||Tea Break|
|01:00pm – 01:10pm||Musical Performance||Surakshya Mall|
|01:10pm – 02:00pm||Panel Discussion||Ishu Subedi Dharel
|02:00pm||Networking & Closing|
To learn more about Girls in Technology Nepal, click here.