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Google Celebrates International Women’s Day to Support Women in Technology – Apply

Brief description: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Google is inviting women around the world interested in Technology for the Women Techmaker Global Event. In addition to other locations around the world, the event will be held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Program: Technology

About the Program

Google strives to cultivate a wholly inclusive workplace around the globe. A key component of that vision is empowering women to pursue their dreams and build tools that change the world.

Having a diversity of perspectives and ideas leads to better decision-making, more relevant products, and makes the industry much more interesting. The internet giant believe that by creating the right environments, programs and policies, women in tech are better positioned to drive transformational change in the industry and beyond.

What is international womens day?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8th every year. In different regions, the focus of celebrations ranges from general respect and appreciation toward women to a celebration of women’s economic, political, and social achievements.

What is Women Techmaker

Women Techmakers is Google’s global program and brand for women in technology. Kicked off in 2012 by then VP of Google[x] Megan Smith, Women Techmakers is now led by Women in Technology Advocate Natalie Villalobos and a global team of Googlers who are passionate about empowering women in technology through increased visibility, community, and resources.

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Offered Since: Not specified

Program Type: Tech Event

Eligibility

For women interested in technology

Attendance is limited to 18+.

Can I attend if I’m not a woman?

Absolutely. Google encourage support and insight from all genders and backgrounds. Google believes in inclusivity both in our workplace and in programs and events we create.

Number of candidates: not specified

Value of program: Each of the summits and meetups will be catered to local communities of women in technology. Summits and meetups around the world may feature hands-on coding workshops, inspiring speakers, and networking opportunities.

Duration of program: one day event

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): The Civic Center, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Lagos, Nigeria

Event date: All events will occur throughout March and April 2016. In Nigeria, it will hold on 19 March 2016

Offered annually? Not specified

How to Apply

Submit application here

Visit program page for details

Provider: Google

Important Notes: You are encouraged to bring you laptop if you plan to participate in any hands-on workshops, codelabs, or co-working activities.

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