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Applications for Women Entrepreneur Quest 2018 are open

BANGALORE, INDIA: AnitaB.org India, the non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in technology has announced the 8th edition of the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2018 this week. The Top 10 winners of WEQ 2018 will each receive an

Apps using AI, AR to ease financial services adoption barriers for women

NEW DELHI, INDIA: To overcome the barriers to financial services adoption among women and other low-income populations in India, Accenture and Grameen Foundation India have collaborated to develop two new applications. “Access to financial services gives women greater control over

Niti Aayog launches a entrepreneurship platform for women

By : CIOL Writers

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Niti Aayog has launched a platform for women to build their enterprises. The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) aims to build an ecosystem where women do not face any gender-related issues. Anna Roy, head of

Manage your arcs to climb up: 5Cs for women to attain C-suite status

Susila Cherla  I got a call last Sunday evening from my friend, who hesitantly said, ‘Do you know, Mrs. Trivedi quit her job last Friday, two months after giving birth to her second child’. Mrs. Trivedi was a gold medallist

Meet 10 Women Entrepreneur Quest winners who are flying to Silicon Valley this year

AnitaB.org India, a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing and technology today announced the top 10 winners of the 7th edition of the Women Entrepreneur Quest (WEQ) 2017. The winners that were selected from 257 applications received from across India get

Grace Hopper conference to hold Career Fair for women aspirants in tech

BANGALORE, INDIA: AnitaB.org India, the nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in technology said it will be organizing a Career Fair at the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 17 conference taking place in Bangalore this week(November 16-17). At

Nasscom Foundation partners American Express to provide free tech education to girls

BANGALORE, INDIA: Nasscom Foundation today announced its partnership with American Express to provide free technology education to young girls utilizing the freely available public library space as training centres. The partnership is also aimed to drive social innovation through Nasscom

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