Girls in Tech Egypt is a new branch of global organisation Girls in Tech (GIT), which focuses on women’s innovative and entrepreneurial achievements in the world of technology through global mentorship programmes.
The mission of GIT’s new branch in Egypt is to empower Egyptian women “to embrace risk and build on their entrepreneurial aspirations”.
The organisation hosts mini tech conferences and professional meet-ups where the majority of speakers are women who aspire to share their entrepreneurial and technological aspirations with the public.
Explaining the concept behind the project, GIT’s main website says that Girls in Tech “was born out of a need to provide a place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts involving technology”.
The organisation was originally founded in San Francisco in 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne.
Since 2007, the network has grown to include over 8,500 members from different parts of the world including China, Greece, France, the United States, and Chile.
The new branch in Egypt seeks to “empower women in technology by simply providing them with more visibility,” the website says.
On its Facebook page, GIT Egypt states that its activities mainly focus on “the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology”.
The new branch in Egypt aims to focus on the promotion, growth and success of women in the field of technology through using the GIT network.
The network offers a variety of resources and tools for women to supplement and enhance their professional careers, skills and aspirations in the creative field.
Some of these resources include educational workshops and lectures, networking functions, round table discussions, conferences, social engagements, and recruitment events.