This year, the Google Women Techmakers initiative provided more than 800 female software engineers from all throughout Pakistan with the chance to get training. The events were held as part of the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations, and they covered important topics including online safety, presentation skills, and coding.
The hashtag #ProgressNotPerfection is this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) theme, which strives to celebrate the advancement of women in all of its manifestations rather than sticking to preconceived notions of what defines success and failure. Speaking in the Google-hosted Women Techmaker sessions were inspirational women who shared their experiences of overcoming challenges in their personal and professional lives. Additionally, networking opportunities were provided during the sessions, allowing the female participants to meet more individuals in the field and create new prospects. The seminars were planned around the idea of women’s empowerment.
Farhan S. Qureshi, the regional director of Google for Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, said the following:
“At Google, we are making concerted efforts to highlight the accomplishments of women working in technology and encourage more women in Pakistan to pursue careers in this field. This year, the Women Techmakers ambassadors have done an incredible job of organizing activities that are relevant and beneficial for the community of women developers, and we are looking forward to seeing more women in technology step forward to become role models for other women in the industry.”
WTM Ambassador in Karachi, Hira Tariq, stated:
“According to the comments received, the Women Techmakers workshops offered a great deal of good energy to the communities of women and gave a great number of women the confidence to prevail over challenges encountered along their own paths. To promote the idea that it is normal for women to fail and that we should celebrate the incremental accomplishments we make for the women’s community, we have aligned ourselves with the subject of #ProgressNotPerfection. We hope that our efforts have helped disseminate this message.”
Since 2013, Google has hosted many events for female engineers in more than 75 countries in honor of International Women’s Day (IWD). One of the ways we want to do this is by holding events that will provide women in the industry exposure, a feeling of community, and access to resources. Our objective is to build a society in which all women have the chance to excel in the field of technology.