Only 13% of IT students are women! There are even fewer of them in tech companies. There is a huge shortage of new tech specialists – it has been estimated that there is a need for 50 000 more of them in Poland and 1 milion in Europe! Introducing a greater number of women to the IT labor market might increase GDP by 9 billion Euro per year.
IT for SHE is a program for girls who are full of passion for technology, programming and IT.
It was recognized as the best action for women in tech in Europe and awarded during European Digital Skills Awards by the European Commission.
The goal of the IT for SHE program is help for talented women studying IT in entering the job market.
Its elements include:
- the biggest in Europe themed camp for young women in IT – Women in Tech Camp;
- a mentoring program at the best tech companies;
- a volunteering campaign in small towns to encourage children to learn programming and Women in Tech Days – an online event for high school graduate and students.
- Educators Academy a series of free online training courses for teachers
Here we invite young women studying IT to apply in order to find support from mentors from leading tech companies. In cooperation with them you will develop your potential, programming and management knowledge, and also implement ambitious technology projects.
We have mentors from companies such as: Citi, Google, Accenture, Intel, Goldman Sachs, P&G, and RBS
& IT for SHE Kids
IT for SHE is a volunteer program where female students of IT&TECH specialities are going to conduct online classes about programming and new technologies for primary school children from small towns and villages all over Poland. The classes are to be conducted in July-October.
The main point of the program is to increase interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) area among children, to promote women in the role of technology experts and to activate their social potential.
Would you like to become an expert in new tech? Take part in the training with the best professionals! Choose a school and date when you would like to conduct the classes. Prepare your own educational projects for youngsters in a 2-person team! You can apply together with your friend or just by yourself!
The educational project as a part of the Volunteering Program is a series of 3 online meetings that is going to happen in a chosen period of July-October. Each meeting is expected to be 1,5-2h long. There is a 3-day training seminar for volunteers (9th-11th of July 2021) where we are going to help you prepare your curriculum. During the program each pair of volunteers is expected to run 2 educational IT for SHE Kids educational projects.
Together we inspire love for new technologies!
If you are interested in participating, you can still sign up!
IT FOR SHE
We believe that the future of this word belongs to the new technologies. The future of the new technologies is in our children’s hands (equally girls and boys). And the future of children – in their Educators’ hands.
This is why, together with the IT for SHE program partners, we are organizing the 2nd edition of online meetings for STEM educators (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) from all over the country. The Educators Academy is a series of online meetings about new technologies and education in this field for educators working with children and young people in Poland.
The goal of the Academy is to support educators, teachers, school principals and educational institutions in professionalising their work. We want to inspire, share knowledge, practical solutions and tools that help to create interesting and inspiring classes teaching programming, new technologies and science subjects for children and teenagers.
The Academy meetings are led by specialists from the best tech companies and STEM education institutions, active teachers and outstanding students of IT fields – the winners of the IT for SHE program
Educators Academy Schedule 2021:
13/05 – 27/06/2021
Teachers and Educators Recruitment
Training for Experts
Educators Academy – 1st Meeting – “Tools and platforms”
Educators Academy – 2nd Meeting – “Online education”
Educators Academy – 3rd Meeting – “Girls in tech & children education”
IN TECH CAMP
Women in Tech Camp is a camp dedicated to the most talented female IT students from Polish technical universities. We’re preparing the 4th edition of the biggest theme camp for girls in IT in Europe this year! It is a great opportunity for students to explore the secrets of advanced programming, meet outstanding mentors and plan a professional career and development path in the tech field. The girls will also create a network full of inspiration and support which is going to be fundamental to the outstanding women in IT movement.
If you are a girl who wants to create a future of new technologies – apply! 🙂
Women in Tech Camp is about to take place on the 7th-10th of December.
Participation is free!.