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Giving 14 year olds a chance to solve community problems with their apps

Tanvi Dubey
24th Jul 2015
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All across the globe, organisations are working to provide more power to girls in technology and STEM fields. One such initiative is the WeTech Program that provides an opportunity for young girls to enter and succeed in tech careers, help them build skill, train them and offer them professional opportunities.

WeTech’s Graduation Pitch event on 18th July in Bangalore is an initiative that was supported by many other organisations such as UN Women, Goldman Sachs and Qualcomm among others.

Angela Baker, Senior Manager with Qualcomm Wireless Research, who we met at the WeTech Graduation, said,

The WeTech mentoring platform is an impactful tool for connecting young Indian women with local, as well as global, mentors to support them as they plan their transition from undergraduate student into the workforce. This is important as programs like this ensure there is no leak in that part of the pipeline – connecting young women to engineering scholarships and internships and expanding and strengthening their peer networks.

The event saw teams that were pitching their app along with the support of the mentors. To cheer them on were parents and teachers in the audience. HerStory brings you a quick snapshot of the event.


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Video editor: Anand

Cameraman : Rukmangada Raja

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