Women Techmakers

About Women Techmakers

Women Techmakers Vienna is part of an international event series initiated by Google whose goal is to make women in tech more visible and to help build a better understanding community. (read more on www.womentechmakers.com) The consequences of gender discrimination in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers are often overlooked, despite them affecting men and women equally.Gender differences very often lay at the core of gender issues in STEM, and so it is important that these differences are understood and embraced by both genders so that we can achieve equality.Right now gender discrimination is a topic mostly consumed by women and discussed most of the time only between women, thus we would like to shift this conversation so that men are also included. Through this we will be able to create the right environment, programs and policies where women in technology can thrive. Fully committed to the cause and in conjunction with the International Women’s Day (8th of March) this year, Women Techmakers 2015 event is back in Vienna to address such topics, and moreover, offer presentations and technical workshops from renowned people in STEM.

Women Techmakers Vienna

The first event Women Techmakers Vienna (www.womentechmakers.at) was successfully held in March 2014. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, 7th of March 2015 in conjunction with the International Women’s Day (8th of March) . Due to an already strong local community, our aim is to have around 150 participants at our event in Vienna.
The content will consist of presentations from successful women in STEM, technical workshops and a facilitated discussion panel. We aim to have a diverse participant profile in terms of gender, age and background knowledge.

We would also like to act as an intermediate presenting actively engaged Viennese communities focused on empowering women in STEM careers. Their events, workshops or other similar gatherings will be promoted, in order for participants to make use of it to improve their overall knowledge in one of the STEM fields.

Vision
”Equality & diversity in STEM regardless of gender”

Mission

“Raise awareness of gender equality & diversity issues in STEM through the power of example. We create an open environment where challenges can be understood and means to overcome them will be provided.”

Values

  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Embrace differences
  • Sharing & Supporting
  • Improvement


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