First organization of women in technology in Albania
Published on June 19, 2016 um 15:43
Explain your idea in details:
Women who are seeking a career in technology in my country face many challenges and they are less preferred for employment comparing to man. They complete studies with great results but it is very difficult to get their first opportunity to work. Job market favorites man and there are times that vacancies announcements are specified MALES ONLY. I believe on the potential of women to make a great career and I am happy to follow success stories of talented ladies and their achievements. I would like the new generations to have the opportunity to meet these successful women, therefor I want to found the first non-profit organization in Tirana dedicated to young IT professionals. My idea is to create a space in the city where girls can meet and learn together, share experience and get inspired. Professionals to hold workshops, free of charge courses and become mentor of new students. Empowering and improving each others to change once and forever this prejudgement. The women space would become very quickly a development space. I would like women to be able to make an impact, this is why is asked collaboration. Activities planned of the NGO are material support and scholarships for students. Financial help for certifications. Internship and employment opportunities on partnership with the government and private sector. Events to celebrate other women achievements ect.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The NGO it will help undergraduates to their further self-development. Great networking opportunities, mentoring, internships and career advising. Recommendation and job opportunities to fresh graduates. Honoring and promote the work of professionals.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
It will collaborate with other NGOs dedicated to women in technology from the region and all around the world to guide and gain experience. In collaboration with universities and government it will be promoted. Will focus to create partnership with companies to recommend candidates for job vacancies.
As an NGO the activity it will be based on volunteer work. Regular fund rising campaigns to be able to help financially the students in need. For other functional activities such is space and materials will be applying for alternative grants.
A girl, a dreamer, a fighter. I am 24 years old student from Albania currently finalizing Master of Science in Information Technology and same time working as Software Developer for an international company. Open source enthusiast and collaborator in a Berlin based company focused on Linux Technologies. Member of international networks (science focused) and active as volunteer in different non-profit organizations in my country. I am a proud scholar of Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Texas US later this year and I am convinced that will give me the chance to meet the right people to help me on this project. On the other hand this Entrepreneurship Program will give me the chance to bring in life my idea. So far, I have done well achieving my personal goals and my next one is toward society and it will make me feel complete opening this womens space in my city. Give a girl a chance and she will do the rest!
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