Women Techmakers is Google’s global program designed to provide visibility, community and resources for women in technology. Its goal is to showcase the work of women in the technology industry by providing a platform to celebrate their talents and spotlight role models.
The program kicked off in 2012 as a once-per-year event the night before I/O by then VP of Google[x] Megan Smith. Women Techmakers is now led by Women in Technology Advocate Natalie Villalobos and a global team of Googlers who are passionate about empowering women in technology.
On March 26 I attended the first Google Women Techmakers conference in Southern California, hosted at Santa Monica College by Google Developers Group LA. It was awesome. The event featured speakers from Caltech-Jet Propulsion Laboratory and SpaceX and the opportunity to network with an engaged audience of students, academics and technology professionals in the breakout sessions, flash mentoring and programming workshops.
To find out how you can attend or participate in the series of the events that are taking place around the world check out womentechmakers.com
Post by Octavia Goredema @OctaviaGoredema