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Nasscom, Google launch 'Girls in Technology'

Tie-up aims to bring more women entrepreneurs in technology sector

BS Reporter  |  Pune 

To increase the representation of in the Indian sector, on Friday announced the launch of ‘Girls in (GIT)’, a programme to promote in India. The initiative will bring more into the ecosystem by conducting technical workshops, tech talks and hackathons (events in which programmers and other software developers collaborate on projects).

Nasscom’s 10,000 Start-ups is part of the for #40Forward campaign. is among the 40 start-up communities working on new approaches to increase the representation of women in the technology space 25 per cent this year.

Sangeeta Gupta, senior vice-president, Nasscom, said, “Women have always been a significant part of the Indian IT-(information technology-business process management) sector. With the launch of the GIT initiative, we hope to inspire more women to join the tech community, use their creative technical expertise and encourage them to join other active women leaders in creating unique solutions and technologies. We are also organising the ‘Tech Makers’ event, in partnership with Google, to sustain the momentum on empowering start-ups. We have already received great response from women across different cities in India.”

First Published: Sat, March 08 2014. 00:16 IST