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ABI India launches Codeathon.in for women students in small towns

By : CIOL Writers

Anita Borg Institute(ABI) India, a nonprofit organization focused on women advancement in the field of computing and technology has launched 2017 Codeathon.in for women students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) from smaller cities across India. The initiative is

Karnataka govt launches women safety app ‘Suraksha’

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to ensure better safety for women in the city, the Bangalore Police has launched a free women safety app for women, Suraksha. The safety or panic app, ‘Suraksha’ will help women in distress to alert police for help, as

10 startups that won Women Entrepreneur Quest’16

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Anita Borg Institute India (ABI) today announced the top 10 winners of the 6th edition of the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2016 at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI). The contest is organized along

ABI plans more local chapters in India to galvanize women in tech

Soma Tah Witnessing a spurt in the number of women technologists and entrepreneurs across different cities in India, Anita Borg Institute (ABI) has recently started rolling out more local chapters in India to reach out to more women technologists across India. ABI

Glass ceiling still exists: Women in IT earn 34pc less in India than their male colleagues

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The latest ‘Monster Salary Index’ (MSI) indicates that the gender pay gap in India stands at 27 percent where men earned a median gross hourly salary of Rs. 288.68, whereas women earned only a median gross salary

empoWer: Accelerator program for women entrepreneurs

MUMBAI, INDIA: Mumbai based technology startup accelerator, Zone Startups India is launching a 6-week accelerator program – “empoWer” targeting the Women Entrepreneurs building technology ventures. 15 Women Entrepreneurs (or co-founders) will be shortlisted for the 6-week bespoke program. The program

A Tech Park for the Women, by the Women

By : CIOL Writers

Tech industry is no longer a male bastion. Women are competing on an equal turf. This could be the reason why a 300-acre tech park is being allotted only for women entrepreneurs in Bengaluru. Karnataka’s first and exclusive women tech

Twenty-Five Most Influential Women on Twitter

By : Manas Mukul

Celebrating the power that womanhood entails, this Women’s day, it’s a small tribute from us to all the most Powerful Women Social Media Influencers on the globe. India is emerging and finding its right place in the global marketplace and

Accenture wants to hire more women

USA: Accenture intends to grow the percentage of women it hires to at least 40 percent worldwide by 2017. Approximately 39 percent of the company’s more than 100,000 new hires were women in the fiscal year 2015, ended August. Gender

PayPal helping techie women return to work from a career break

BANGALORE, INDIA: Today in India, close to 50% of women drop-out of work before they reach mid-career, many of which are for personal reasons or to start a family. Studies have found that about 90% of them do want to

Women of the world, unite!

MUMBAI, INDIA: If all countries made rapid gender equality improvements, women would be able to contribute $12 trillion to the GDP in the next 10 years. According to a new study by McKinsey Global Institute, the contribution is equivalent of

Women-led tech startups can win a trip to Silicon Valley

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Anita Borg Institute India announced the 5th edition of the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2015. WEQ 2015 is a unique business plan contest for women-led startups in technology across India in partnership with the National Science & Technology

Women students in IT can win scholarships to attend Grace Hopper conf.

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) today opened applications for the scholarships to encourage to increase the participation of women students in computing and IT at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) conference. The student scholarships cover the expenses