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For Women and Girls:  Explore ICT Opportunities

This part of the Girls in ICT Portal contains links to scholarships, contests and awards, training and internships, online networks, tech camps, information about national Girls in ICT Day events and other initiatives to encourage and support women and girls to enter the ICT sector.  Please note that any questions you may have about any of the listed programs should be directed to the program provider.

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posted on:07/08/15
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#techmums is an organization that seeks to empower mothers to learn to use technology through computer skills workshops (ranging from social media skills to Python) and online support, both to help them understand the ICT skills their children are learning in school and to improve their own lives through technology.

An initiative led by Girls in Tech Indonesia, #WomenWin is an idea competition, workshop, pitch night and mentoring initiative for girls and women aged 17-45. The idea competition is intended for participants with currently offline ideas that could benefit from incorporating technology.An initiative led by Girls in Tech Indonesia, #WomenWin is an idea competition, workshop, pitch night and mentoring initiative for girls and women aged 17-45. The idea competition is intended for participants with currently offline ideas that could benefit from incorporating technology.

posted on:08/02/16
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Program designed to engage young women interested in STEM and advance their pursuit of STEM careers through mentoring and 21st-century skills development. The program is open to girls ages 13–19 from around the world who are currently in high school. Each student is paired with a female mentor dedicated to supporting the development of young women in STEM. Throughout the year, students engage in activities designed to foster development of their Leadership, Communication, and Critical Thinking skills. In addition, the program will host a piece on College Readiness to encourage mentees to pursue higher education and provide a thorough understanding of the process of selecting and applying to a college program. All work is done through an innovative virtual platform, facilitating interaction among students and mentors across the globe.

In celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2015, the Digital Leadership Institute and its partners - the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies, DIGITALEUROPE, European Centre for Women and Technology, and European Schoolnet - will launch the third edition of the European Ada Awards recognising outstanding girls and women in digital studies & careers in Europe, and the organisations who support them. 

The opening ceremony for the 2015 European Ada Awards will feature lightening talks by inspiring Digital Leaders including girls and women in tech from across Europe, past & current Ada Award-winners, and supporters of the Awards from the public and private sectors from Brussels, Belgium, Europe, and beyond.  

Invited inspiring Digital Leaders include:

 
 

Join us at the new DLI digital innovation centre for girls and women for the opening of online nominations for the 2015 European Ada Awards in the following categories:

Finger food and refreshments will be kindly provided by Cisco Belux.  
 

International Girls in ICT Day 2015:

The 2015 European Ada Awards Launch is part of an all-day Digital Leadership Institute celebration oInternational Girls in ICT Day 2015 that includes the following activities:

17:00-19:00 - g-Hive workshop on "Girls & The Future Internet": A hands-on workshop for girls*, ages 13-17, to promote active participation and leadership by girls in designing and building the Internet of tomorrow, for fun, safety and wellbeing. 

19:00-20:00 - 2015 European Ada Awards Launch & "Inspiring Digital Leaders" Talks, hosted by Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder & Executive Director.

20:00-22:00 - inQube workshop "Quantify Everything": Third workshop in the Spring 2015 "Build A Kick&ss Online Presence" series for women* by Ms. Selma Franssen, DLI Communications Director & inQube Community Manager. 

 

All DLI "Girls in ICT Day" and European Ada Awards events are an official part of the 2015 e-Skills for Jobs Campaign.

 

Volunteering, Donations & Sponsorship:

If you or your organisation is interested in partnering, volunteering, sponsoring girls & women to participate in DLI activities, or would like to support DLI and its mission in other ways, please contact us.  Donations to DLI are gratefully accepted and go toward furthering its mission of bridging the gender gap and the digital divide worldwide. 

*anyone who identifies as a girl or woman

Thank you to our 2014-2015 Ada Award Partners & Sponsors!

posted on:31/12/15
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The (ISC)² Foundation offers scholarships for future information security professionals to prepare them for a rewarding career in this important field. To inspire women to join the ever growing field of Information Security, the (ISC)² Foundation, each year, will award up to three scholarships totaling up to US$40,000 specifically for women.

 
posted on:09/04/15
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This award recognizes teaching practices, techniques or innovative and new education approaches that attract girls and women to math, computing, and engineering.  The award recognizes the educators (either individuals or teams) as well as the practices in K12 or undergraduate education

posted on:29/09/15
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International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2015, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application.

Application deadline: December 1, 2015

posted on:28/07/15
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The Augusta Ada Single Parent Award is available to a needy single parent who is in receipt of benefits from the Nova Scotia Department of Social Services or receiving similar benefits from another source. The eligible student must be taking at least four credits and have a minimum A­ (80%) average. Preference is given to women in computer science. 

posted on:01/06/15
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ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences. This exposure to the CS research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level. The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends. 

posted on:09/04/15
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Advancing ICT through scholarships and research. Provides extensive information on IT careers and scholarships, interviews with men and women who work in IT, Myths about women in ICT.

posted on:22/11/15

Ada Developers Academy is a year-long course in software development in Seattle, Washington that is both tuition-free and exclusively for women.  The program includes both teaching and internship components. Applications are due at the end of October for courses beginning at the end of January.

AfChix - Women in Technology Group

Background

The AfChix Mailing list is composed of a group of African Chix (Women) in Computer Science / Information Technology that was previously called Linux Chix Africa (since 2004) and participants of the AfNOGChix series of workshops (since 2007). Linux Chix Africa was the brainchild of Dorcas Muthoni and Anna Badimo - two great African women in Computer Science / Information Technology that had a dream of how to support women in Computer Science / Information Technology to prosper. This group has since evolved to what is now called AfChix and its activities have been championed by Dorcas Muthoni with a focus on the following:

  1. Career Fairs in Kenya targeting high school girls with the objective of enticing them to take up careers in Computer Science and related areas
  2. Support for women to attend global and regional Computer Science / Information Technology related conferences for exposure
  3. Targeted partnerships for training women in technical fields such as Linux Systems Administration, Network Infrastructure & Services, Internet Education among others
  4. Management of the Afchix mailing list to share information and opportunities with women in Computer Science / Information Technology.

Purpose of the AfChix Group

The goal of AfChix is to create a vibrant network of African Women in Computer Science and related areas for the purpose of supporting each other. Specific objectives include the following:

  1. Facilitate networking and sharing of opportunities with women in Computer Science / Information Technology - recognizing that there is power in purposeful collaboration and networking.
  2. Establish a platform for mentorship targeting upcoming young women in Computer Science / Information Technology.
  3. Identify opportunities and broker partnerships for professional training / development and exposure of women in Computer Science / Information Technology

Our website is: http://www.afchix.org/ and our blog is: http://afchix.blogspot.com/

posted on:09/04/15

Provides a safe place for women to meet, and offers classes in literacy, tailoring, English language, women's rights awareness, computer training and typing

posted on:09/04/15
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The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology is a pioneer Kenyan based Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Organization with a regional reach whose mission is to promote women’s access to and use of ICTs as tools for social, economic and political advancement.

ACWICT’s programs are designed to be highly flexible and scalable. The programs can support scaling-up by supporting creation of additional community technology learning centres, identifying additional thematic areas, specifying age groups, and entrepreneurial activities, technologies [ICTs] adopted, training modules, numbers of people, income levels and geographical coverage amongst others.

Into their educational programs are:
The Women innovative Teachers Program (IWT): The program aims to build the capacity of women teachers in ICT while at the same time addressing the issues affecting Girl Child education in Kenya. The Innovative Women Teachers Program is expected to reach 150,000 women primary and secondary school teachers in Kenya by a phased implementation strategy. The Program is based on a Trainer of trainees (ToT) approach in which Bachelor of Education alumna from various Kenyan universities are trained at the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) and deployed to train female teachers in the countryside.

All Girls ICT Training: The camps are a capacity building / mentoring initiative by ACWICT which are run during every school holiday are aimed at promoting science and technology as a career path for young women in high school. The camps help the participants improve their performance in mathematics and science subjects and acquire Information and Communication Technology skills. They also learn how the internet works and how they can deploy it as a tool for learning.

Techno Serves Young Women in Enterprise (YWE) Program seeks to raise the level of entrepreneurial activity among Kenya’s young women–particularly the most disadvantaged, to catalyze the start up of employment-generating, women-owned small enterprises. YWE is designed to provide young women ages 15 to 22 years with support, skills, and experience needed to transform ideas into successful enterprises. 

posted on:09/04/15
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The AWDF Main Grants Programme is pan-African and supports local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women's empowerment

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The African Women’s Development Fund
Plot Number 78, AWDF House
Ambassadorial Enclave
East Legon, Accra, Ghana

Ph. +233 (0) 302 521257/+233 (0) 302 923626/+233 (0) 302 28 722006

Email:grants@awdf.org, awdf@awdf.org