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Girls in Tech Ecuador and Awana Partner to Increase Women in Tech
Girls in Tech Ecuador & Awana have partnered to increase the number of women in tech industry in Ecuador. They aim to empower girls and professional women.
Girls in Tech Ecuador and Awana |Technical Recruiting have partnered up!
Our newest liaison allow our team to contribute to the mission of this country's ONG, which is focused on closing the gender gap in the tech industry in Ecuador and empowering girls to engage with technology from a young age. This partnership perfectly aligns with our goal of increasing the number of women hired for tech jobs and creating a more inclusive industry.
Why are we excited about?
The partnership is a significant step towards increasing the number of women in tech in Ecuador. According to a recent study, women make up only 25% of the tech workforce in Ecuador. This gap is even wider at the leadership level, where women hold only 10% of tech jobs.
We have established two exciting pathways through which Awana will collaborate with Girls in Tech Ecuador.
The Tech Godmother Program
The first pathway is through their innovative Tech Godmother program, specifically designed for girls aged 10-12. This program aims to teach these young girls programming, innovation, and other essential skills that will help them succeed in their future careers. Over the course of three months, the girls will be immersed in a dynamic learning environment, where they will develop their own projects. The program will culminate in a highly anticipated Demo Day, during which each girl will showcase the project she has been working on throughout the program. This will not only boost their confidence but also provide them with a valuable opportunity to showcase their skills and creativity. Awana, and companies like Acnur, Holcim, and Corporación Favorita, are proud sponsors of the first 15 girls to join the program.
LinkedIn Profiles Enhancement
The second pathway focuses on professional women in the tech industry. We will be conducting three rounds of workshops aimed at helping these women highlight their skills and enhance their LinkedIn profiles. By increasing their visibility, we aim to make it easier for companies and talent acquisition specialists to identify and hire these talented individuals. We strongly believe that empowering women in the tech industry will not only benefit the individuals themselves but also contribute to the overall growth and success of the industry as a whole.
Inspiring and Empowering Girls and Women
We are thrilled about this wonderful partnership and eagerly anticipate the results and impact it will have. Together, we can inspire and empower the next generation of women in tech, while also creating a more diverse and inclusive industry.
If you're curious to know more about the Tech Godmother program or the LinkedIn workshops, don't hesitate to reach out.