WOMEN.

TECHNOLOGY.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

We are here to...

“Put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and start-ups

By supporting growth and education for girls and women in technology”

– Adriana Gascoigne, Founder GIT

 

Our Mission

Women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up 45% of the Singapore workforce and half of the University students. Even in this day and age, women in Singapore only occupy about 25% of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) jobs and account for only 30% of all entrepreneurs, both tech and non-tech. This leaves a huge opportunity for Girls in Tech to support the growth and education of women in tech, for both engineering and non-engineering roles to get those statistics more balanced.  We support the growth and education of women in tech to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups globally and in Singapore specifically.

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Our Organisation

Girls in Tech is a global non-profit that works to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups. We do that by educating and empowering girls and women who are passionate about technology. As a result, we offer everything from coding courses to bootcamps to hackathons and startup competitions no matter age or profession. It is Girls in Tech’s mission to support women with the access and community they need to succeed in tech.

Girls in Tech was founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco. The Girls in Tech global community is 43 chapters strong with a chapter in Singapore since 2014. Girls in Tech is making an impact by supporting women’s personal and professional development throughout the world. 

To address the gender imbalance, we need to address the underlying inhibitors of women in tech in Singapore, include social perception and lack of parental encouragement, academic support, industry exposure, role models and support communities. As a result we focus our efforts on the four main pillars below.

Education & Development

Community Network

 

Role Models

 

Industry Exposure

 

Our Team