‘WomenInTech’ forum

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RBS India in association with prominent technology corporates, Academia and government participation has setup an exclusive ‘By Invite Only’ platform ‘Women In Tech’ with the agenda of working towards encouraging more women to take up careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as a key career choice.

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WomenInTech has been conceived in association with a number of technology corporates, academia and NGOs.

The forum has been designed “to help accelerate the national agenda of BetiBachao, BetiPadhao and further to work in alignment with the UN’s focus area this year – ‘Turning promises into action’.

It would “address the need for policy making collectively as an industry to ensure that workplaces prod more girls to take up careers in STEM on one end and on the other hand are conducive for working women to aspire for senior level roles”.

One of its initiatives is to build an independent corpus of funds, in collaboration with education NGOs, to sponsor the tertiary education of at least three young women to begin with from economically weak backgrounds in the field of engineering to top universities in the United States and United Kingdom.

SOURCE – INDIAN EXPRESS.