All the people must recognize the outstanding accomplishments of women around the world. Although women have made historic contributions to the development of science, in present, many specialized studies found that women are underrepresented in (STEM) sectors, like science, technology, engineering. The largest gender gaps exist in emerging jobs driving the new economy. Since the women, on average, perform more routine tasks that are more prone to automation than men, being at high risk of displacement by technology, they must be more concerned about their underrepresentation in managerial positions.
Getting more women into the workforce in ICT sector, as well as reducing earnings and occupational imbalances remains a priority for Tekwill project.
That is why we encourage women from the Republic of Moldova to participate more actively in the social life of the country, thereby assuring the whole world a better future. So, over 42% of the beneficiaries of our programs are women. We want to offer them support in receiving quality education and the fulfilment of their ideas.
At Tekwill, we provide equal development opportunities and encourage women to explore IT and science, innovate, become more competitive, and become more actively involved in community life.
Tech Women Moldova is raising women’ aspirations around our country by bringing together a multitude of events for experience exchange, knowledge transfer, mentoring programs, motivational conferences, educational actions and to facilitate access to career opportunities, growth of the professional affirmation in the field of technologies and other related fields. Thus, Tekwill brings women community members together for inspiration, education, and engagement, to elevate ICT industry.
Ladies come here to meet in a group supporting each other, in the framework of the relevant workshops organized by Tech Women, in efforts to establish solid strategies for businesses. Here they discuss about the current situation and how to strengthen ICT sector`s potential and capacity, focusing on requalification requirements. We are convinced that every well-trained woman can be an excellent developer!
By their implication, women can reach goals supporting TIC industry as a whole! Also, here You can engage in a permanent dialogue to further advance the culture of equality and bring personal commitments in this regard.
Don’t hesitate to participate in the program by keeping a personal journal for every day’s efforts in order to reach this purpose! Some actions can be taken at your own level, but You definitely need to be supported by the Tekwill team too. That is why we have contributed to the institutionalization of the women`s community in a public association „Tech Women Moldova” – an initiative dedicated to attracting, supporting and promoting women in ICT and creating the conditions for their participation in the most dynamic and profitable industry of the present and future. Let’s take action, because the inclusion of women in Tech can only benefits!
Women Empowerment Initiatives
In the last 3 years, thanks a prodigious collaboration between Tekwill, the UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment) and with the financial support of Sweden, over 1,000 girls and women have been trained in the IT field within the project “Empowering women in the field of information technology”.
Women and girls that choose the IT career path have exponentially developed their professional skills, which has made a major contribution to meeting the demand for qualified professionals for the IT sector. The beneficiaries had complete training programs, dedicated events, thematic training sessions and workshops, fully or partially funded courses, scholarships, but also a series of opportunities to put into practice the technical skills.
Tech Women Moldova brings together a multitude of events for experience exchange, knowledge transfer, mentoring programs, motivational conferences, educational actions and to facilitate access to career opportunities, growth and professional affirmation in the field of technologies.
A space to support girls and women in developing a career in IT, which includes workrooms and events dedicated to the field, but also spaces for mothers with young children to promote social inclusion and to give them equal opportunities in the exercise of intellectual abilities. A fully dedicated Women Corner within iHub Green.
Women in Online Work (WOW)
The ongoing program includes several courses and individual guidance sessions, tailored to the needs of women to be prepared for the challenges of working in the digital environment.
Private initiatives to engage Women
We’ve selected 2 initiatives: Izarra Community and Kiddo.md that are focused on capacity building of women driven initiatives aiming to build awareness that information and communication technologies are the tools that enable gender equality and women’s empowerment and are integral of building societies, in which both women and men can substantially contribute and participate.