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A collection of resources for women in tech, consisting of - courses, learning guides, amazing sites and repos, blogs, programs and events. scholarships, etc.

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“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing.” - Phylicia Rashad

Hey there! :woman: 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!

Check out the website here! :sparkles: Website shields.io

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


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Learn by Doing

A little something to get you to know more about Computer Science, 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! :eyes: Also take a look at Google's Tech Development Guide and Google Computer Science! It's a great place to start and grow.

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

📌 Rewriting the Code

Rewriting the Code is a growing virtual community of 10,000+ exceptional college and early career women with a passion for technology. They come from 700+ colleges and universities, and show their talent through engaging in projects, internships, hackathons, and volunteering for good.

📌 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.

📌 SheGazette

She Gazette is a community for female students. They provide constant reminders about year-round scholarships, conferences and other programs. The community helps students connect with past achievers to educate, equip and empower them. They endeavor to elevate the academic pursuits of ambitious students by guaranteeing awareness about opportunities, followed by constant guidance, and help women embrace technology.

📌 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.

📌 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.

📌 DevelopHER

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

📌 SheCodes

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

📌 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.

📌 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.

📌 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.

📌 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.

📌 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.

📌 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!

📌 Girls In Tech

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

📌 Built By Girls

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

📌 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.

📌 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 “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.

📌 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

📌 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.

📌 WooTech

WooTech provides a mentorship platform to women in technology and guide them in their career. The mentorship platform is open to everyone including students, working professionals or just anyone curious about technology.

📌 Harvard WECode

Harvard WECode runs the largest student-run women in tech conference in the world. Their mission is to cultivate the next generation of technical leaders, foster a network and community among collegiate engineers, and promote more female representation in the technical industry.


Scholarships and Programs for Women

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Scholarships

1. Google Scholarships

  • Generation Google Scholarship-Asia Pacific : Generation Google Scholarship: for women in computer science (formerly known as Women Techmakers Scholarship) was established to help aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive $1,000 USD for the 2021-2022 school year. Generation Google Scholarship: for women in computer science will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, demonstrated leadership, and academic performance. Note - This scholarship is also available in North America region (https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/generation-google-scholarship/) , and is aimed at groups historically excluded from the technology industry, including Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

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.

7. Women at Microsoft Scholarship

The Women at Microsoft Scholarship seeks to empower and enable high school women and non-binary people to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world, and target a career in the technology industry.

8. Carolyn Leighton Scholarship

The Carolyn Leighton Scholarship is offered to students in the APAC region to attend the WITI APAC summit. The scholarship includes: * Opportunity to attend 3 days of our global summit (You get to attend the summit for free) * A certificate of participation in WITI’s 27th Annual Global Summit * 1 year WITI membership

Tech Events and Programs

  1. Google Codejam io for Women
  2. Google STEP Internship
  3. Girlscript Summer of Code
  4. Google Summer of Code
  5. She Codes by Indeed
  6. Outreachy
  7. DE Shaw Ascend
  8. Tech Women at Intuit
  9. HackerRamp: WeForShe
  10. Society of Women Engineers India
  11. Twitter DevelopHER
  12. LinkedIn Wintathon
  13. Adobe Codiva
  14. Visa Code Your Way
  15. Microsoft Engage (previously Codess)
  16. Uber She++
  17. Flipkart Girls Wanna Code
  18. LinkedIn CoachIn Program
  19. Alexa Student Influencers
  20. WomenTechmakers Ambassador
  21. Google Developer Student Clubs
  22. Microsoft Student Learn Ambassadors Program
  23. MLH Fellowship
  24. Github Campus Expert

Keep a lookout for these events every year! These links may be unavailable 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 4. Indian Women in Tech

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

Reshma Saujani, New York

Lawyer, politician and founder/former CEO, Girls Who Code

Life hack: “Teach girls bravery, not perfection.”

Read more

Debjani Ghosh, Delhi

President, NASSCOM

Life hack: “It’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

Geetha Kannan, Bengaluru

Managing director, Anitab.org India

Life hack: “Stay focused on the goal, and the opposition will melt away.”

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Ashni Dwarkadas, Mumbai

Co-founder, Hackberry

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

Read more

Ashwini Asokan, Chennai

Founder and CEO, Mad Street Den

Life hack: “Re-skill yourself – learn and intern!”

Read more


Other Helpful GitHub Repositories

  1. Complete DSA Study Plan :unlock:
  2. Awesome Lists :tada:
  3. Interview Prep :bustsinsilhouette:
  4. Open Source :book:
  5. University Courses :mortar_board:
  6. Python Algorithms :snake:
  7. First Open source Contribution :sunwithface:
  8. GitHub
  9. Research Internships for Undergrad Students :book:
  10. Complete Guide to Computer Science :milky_way:
  11. Developer Roadmap :book:
  12. Best Websites for Programmers :computer:
  13. Competitive Coding Resources :gem:
  14. SDE Interview Questions :rocket:
  15. EbookFoundation/free-programming-books :books:
  16. Project Based Tutorials :computer:
  17. Tech Interview Handbook ::bustsinsilhouette::

Also check out the GitHub README Project for some amazing and inspiring stories!


Good Reads

  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 - Chatting/Discussions on Discord :speechballoon: - Youtube Playlist :informationdesk_person: - We have collaborated with SheGazette to provide newsletters to all members of the community! Subscribe here now!


Contributing

We welcome contributions to Women in Tech!

GitHub Repo stars GitHub forks GitHub contributors GitHub pull requests GitHub issues

  • 📥 Pull requests and 🌟 Stars are always welcome.
  • Read our contributing guide to get started.
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