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β€œAny time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing.” - Phylicia Rashad

Hey there! πŸ‘© This repository is for storing everything any girl would look for or need while on her journey in the field of Computer Science. I'm hoping this will help all the young girls across India, and encourage them to pursue the field further. If you want to explore the world of Computer Science, this is the place to be! Explore the contents of this repository by going through the table of contents given below. ✨

We are currently working on making a website for the repository. Go through the documentation, issues and Contributing to learn more about how you can contribute.

Most of the content is curated for Asia/India, since I don't know much about programs/scholarships abroad. That being said, I am open to collaborations! But there are also plenty of resources that will help even if you reside abroad!

Join my Discord server to be part of the community and connect with more like-minded people!

Here are some comprehensive reports on Women in Technology if you're interested: 1 and 2 by pwc UK so that you know the facts and statistics.

Google Women Techmakers India Research Report

A great quote by Ara Katz, Chief Marketing Officer at Spring:

There is no recipe, there is no one way to do things β€” there is only your way. And if you can recognize that in yourself and accept and appreciate that in others, you can make magic.


Table of Contents


The World of Computer Science

Passion

Check this out: The 10 Domains in Computer Science. To know more about the different fields in CS and access their resources, see here. This has allll the resources you need and more! πŸ‘€ Or, take a look at Google's Tech Development Guide! It's a great place to start and grow.

For opportunities/programs at Google, visit: https://careersonair.withgoogle.com/


Learn by Doing

If you want to start learning how to code, here is a great site for that! Codecademy

Once you know basic coding, get started! Dive into any one of these, and learn more as you progress.

  1. Competitive Programming
  2. Open Source Projects
  3. Front-End Development
  4. Back-end Development
  5. Machine Learning and AI
  6. Data Science/ Big Data
  7. IoT; guide
  8. Cybersecurity
  9. Hackathons

Organizations to Promote Women in Tech

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1. WIT Community

Women in Technology empowers girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) from the classroom to the boardroom. We do this by providing female students in middle school, high school, and college with education, exposure, and experience. By sharing the stories of successful professionals across the STEAM fields, we encourage all generations of girls and women to write their future.

2. Women Who Code

When you become a part of Women Who Code you gain access to programs and services that are designed to help you step up your tech career. We have over 200,000 members who are career-aged tech professionals operating at each level of the industry.

3. LearnITGirl

LearnIT Girl!: Their aim is to help women learn a programming language while doing an awesome project! But don't worry, you're not alone in this journey, each scholar has a mentor that guides them on their path. There are many roads you can take and we will make sure you go on the one that is best for you - without missing out on the important features of the chosen language.

4. Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

5. Girls Teaching Girls to Code

At Girls Teaching Girls to Code (GTC), we empower college girls pursuing Computer Science and Engineering to connect with local high school girls and inspire them through mentorship and applied projects.

6. PyLadies

PyLadies aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate!

7. Girls In Tech

Girls in Tech is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech.

8. Built By Girls

BUILT BY GIRLS prepares female and non-binary students to step boldly into careers powered by technology.

9. Girl Develop It

Girl Devleop It is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development in a judgement free environment.

10. Techgirlz

TechGirlz inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. TechGirlz is accomplishing its mission through the creation of free, fun, interactive β€œTechShopz” led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.

11. Codess

Codess is a community for female coders initiated by Microsoft. Codess was established to explore ways to promote gender diversity in the engineering field.

12. Code with Google

Through community-based programs and philanthropy, Google works to connect students from underrepresented groups to computer science education and to connect them to the tools they need to build skills for their futures. Click here

13. she++

she++ works to empower underrepresented groups in technology by dismantling negative stereotypes surrounding technical careers. We aim to dispel the misconception that computer science is not a career for women and minorities by rebranding what it means to be a technologist.

14. ACM W

ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

15. STEM 4 Girls

STEM4Girls works to bring fun, educational workshops and camps available garner the interest of young minds in the hopes that it will help them throughout their lives.

16. GirlScript

GirlScript is working to change lives by imparting tech education and relevant skills. GirlScript is a non-profit project to support women in technology. We do it by imparting skills online and offline.

17. DevelopHER

DevelopHER to champion tech women and mentor fellow female engineers on the importance of negotiation and building their worth.

18. SheCodes

SheCodes is a community of women which provides coding workshops to women who are looking to have a career in technology.

19. Step Up

Step Up propels girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.


Scholarships and Programs for Women

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Scholarships

1. Google Scholarships

  • Women Techmakers Scholar Program : Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the tech industry by encouraging women to excel as active participants and leaders in the field.

Read previous scholars experience here.

  • Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship: This is a scholarship that will support university students in making the world a more sustainable place using technology and are passionate about the field of computer science and engineering. Students who are already using computer science to develop solutions for some of the challenges, or opportunities, that they see around them are invited to apply for the Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship. exclusive to India

Read previous scholars experience here.

  • Google Conference and Travel Scholarships At Google, we believe a diversity of attributes, experiences, and perspectives are needed to build tools that can change the world. Everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue connections in the industry, networking with peers, and a career path in technology. To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in technology and business from attending leading conferences, we're excited to offer Google Conference and Travel Scholarships for selected conferences in the tech industry and related fields.

2. Adobe Scholarships

  • Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship : To bring more gender diversity to the technology industry, we are pleased to invite applications to the Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship. The Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship recognizes outstanding undergraduate and masters female students anywhere in the world who are studying computer science.

Read previous scholars experience here.

  • Adobe India Research Women in Technology Scholarship : Through the Adobe India Women-in-Technology Scholarship, we are striving towards creating gender equality in science, technology and engineering domains by encouraging women to showcase their excellence in computing and technology and become future leaders and role models in the field.

Read previous scholars experience here.

3. Palantir Global Impact Scholarship

Palantir has launched the Global Impact Scholarship to celebrate and support students from across the globe who are beginning careers in technology. We hope to encourage these students in their computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and celebrate their potential to become leaders in these fields. We especially encourage students from communities that are historically underrepresented in the field of technology to apply.

4. Nutanix .heart Women in Technology Scholarship

Nutanix strongly believes in the power of diversity and we want to increase the ratio of women on our engineering teams. So, we’re creating scholarships to help young women develop the skills they need to pursue their passion of computer science. We are offering up to ten scholarships to female students in the United States, India, UK and Serbia who want to apply their love of technology to make a positive impact on the industry and the planet.

5. Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarships

The GHC Scholars Program provides funds for women who are either undergraduate students, graduate students, or faculty to attend our Celebration. Women who get selected as scholars gain access to career and academic workshops, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Read previous scholars experience here.

6. Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

Events/Programs

  1. Google Codejam io for Women
  2. Google STEP Internship
  3. Girlscript Summer of Code
  4. She Codes by Indeed
  5. Outreachy
  6. Goldman Sachs Women Possibilities Summit: Finance
  7. Tech Women at Intuit
  8. Women Who Code: Delhi
  9. Society of Women Engineers India
  10. DevelopHER
  11. LinkedIn Wintathon
  12. Adobe Codiva
  13. Visa Code Your Way

These links may have expired or may no longer be available when you click on them. That is because the events keep getting updated every year or may have new names/websites. If so, a simple google search will yield updated results. I request you to kindly update it here as well, if you find a new link. I am not completely removing any event however, since it may be renewed the next year, so it'll help if you give it a search. Let's all help the community grow!


Women in Technology Role Models

Strong role models are leading the charge and the change. :raised-hands: As you grow in your career, it’s important that you have access to people you can identify with. Here are some studies to get you started!

  1. A STUDY:Women in tech careers yearn for female role models and flexibility in the workplace
  2. The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology:Listen to women from across the Administration tell the stories of their personal heroes across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Share them yourself. Add your own. And honor their legacy by committing to encourage a young woman to pursue a career in science.
  3. The Women Who Changed The Tech World

The big names:

Grace Hopper

She was a central figure in developing the first commercial computer, the UNIVAC I , which changed the course of computers in society

Look, basically, if you’re using a computer - you’re using Grace Hopper’s work. Oh, and if you've ever had a 'computer bug' - you can go ahead and thank Hopper for coining that phrase too! Read more

Anita Borg

Anita Borg was an American computer scientist. She founded the Institute for Women and Technology and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Read more

Let's now take a look at some Indian names!

1. Reshma Saujani, New York

Lawyer, politician and founder/CEO, Girls Who Code

Life hack: β€œTeach girls bravery, not perfection.”

Read more

2. Debjani Ghosh, Delhi

President, NASSCOM

Life hack: β€œIt’s time for women to stop second-guessing ourselves and start believing that we are the best at what we do. If you don’t, no one else will believe it.”

Read more

3. Geetha Kannan, Bengaluru

Managing director, Anitab.org India

Life hack: β€œStay focused on the goal, and the opposition will melt away.”

Read More

4. Ashni Dwarkadas, Mumbai

Co-founder, Hackberry

Life hack: β€œThe conversation has to start when girls are young and have no inhibitions about speaking up and asserting themselves.”

Read more

5. Ashwini Asokan, Chennai

Founder and CEO, Mad Street Den

Life hack: β€œRe-skill yourself – learn and intern!”

Read more

6. Roshni Nadar Malhotra

CEO and Executive Director of HCL Corporation

"To me, giving is much, much more than just charity or signing a cheque. We make long-term investments in people’s lives, through education and arts. I’m in this because I get to be a part of someone else’s life, someone else’s journey of becoming what they have the potential to become"


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Repository of the Month

November 2020

This month's awarded repository is a place to start to contribute to Open Source! Have you heard about Hacktober Fest? In October, Digital Ocean sponsors a month long celebration to Open Source, and for most developers (and sometimes non developers), myself included, it's an opportunity to start contributing to Open Source projects. But what does that even mean, what do I have to do, how do I even submit changes to a git repository? In my experience, after being able to complete my first Hacktober Fest challenge ever (yay πŸŽ‰), First Contributions is a good place to start.

Out of all the questions that might emerge that prevent you from taking the first step, this one helps out with the practical part, how to submit changes to a git repository. It is surprisingly easy! And while you solve that one first problem, you'll be figuring out the rest.


Articles and Blogs

1. Why we need to rethink women in tech: The Muse
2. The need for women in technology: Venture Beat
3. Women in tech statistics: The hard truths of an uphill battle CIO India
4. Against the Odds: Growing the Number of Women in Technology Huffpost
5. Women In Tech: Inconvenient Truths And Changing Perspectives Forbes
6. The Importance of women in technology Blog
7. How to attract more women in STEM Careers ISA
8. Keeping Girls in STEM: 3 Barriers, 3 Solutions edutopia
9. How to get young girls excited about STEM Forbes
10. 6 women in tech whose stories will inspire young girls everywhere Vogue
11. Hiring women in tech: Workable
12. These 6 pioneering women helped create modern computers TED
13. Shine Theory: Why Powerful Women Make the Greatest Friends The Cut

Comprehensive image by The Next Generation. Read their blog here.


Community

Women


Contributing

We welcome contributions to Women in Tech!

  • πŸ“₯ Pull requests and 🌟 Stars are always welcome.
  • Read our contributing guide to get started.
  • Be sure to go through our Code of Conduct before contributing! :)
Looking for a first issue to tackle?
  • We tag issues with Good First Issue when we think they are well suited for people who are new to the codebase or OSS in general.

Amber Gordon, Founder of Femsplain:

β€œTrust in yourself, believe that your voice matters, and know that your words are good enough.”


License

MIT

Disclaimer

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This is NOT an exhaustive list.

Curated and maintained by Shikha Bhat


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