Meetup#26 Women in IT

The 26th  meetup from eSatya was successfully held on 28th April, 2022. The meetup was entitled “Women in IT”.The main purpose of our meetup is to let everyone know about the challenges and the opportunities for women in IT. The speakers for the meetup were Ms. Pratiksha Pandey and Ms. Shreeya Dhakal.

The first speaker for the session was Ms. Pratisksha Pandey, who is a  Social entrepreneur and Machine learning developer. She has been working in the field of STEM education and coding for the last five years. She has also worked as a mentor for 1000 girls, 1000 futures program by Newyork Academy of sciences. Currently, she is working as CEO of the not-profit company Smart Cheli. She is also recognized by one of the prestigious global awards power of radiance award in 2020 for her contribution to girls' education.

The second speaker for the session was Ms.Shreeya Dhakal, who is passionate about language technologies and inclusion in tech, an Applied Scientist at Amazon and a co-advisor at Nepali Women in Computing (NWiC). Since its founding, she has looked over the overall operations of NWiC and has been a core support for NWiC - CELEBRATE, a story series that covers and celebrates the achievements of Nepali women and minorities in tech. She is also one of the core advisors for NWiC - EDUCATE, a monthly session where the community comes together to discuss a range of issues surrounding the Nepali society.

The meetup was moderated by Ms. Ashmita Manandhar . The meetup was supported and supported by the Ethereum Foundation (Ecosystem Support Program). Likewise,CSIT Association of Nepal, Prime IT Club and Digital Notice were the supportive partners for the meetup. It was hosted in the Zoom platform and was streamed live via eSatya’s Facebook page. 28 attendees attended the meetup in Zoom and 2 people attended the meetup through eSatya’s Facebook page.

The session was followed by an interesting question and answer session where the participant’s queries were answered by both the speakers. The entire session was one hour long and was attended by various professionals and students from Nepal.

Watch the recording here.

 

 

 

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