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NASSCOM launches 'Girls in Technology' (GIT) programme to nurture women entrepreneurs

Monday, 10 March 2014 - 12:19pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has launched 'Girls in Technology' (GIT) programme, as part of their '10,000 start-ups' programme, to enhance women representation in the IT-BPM industry.

As part of the '10,000 start-ups' programme launched last year, the GIT programme, is an innovative format to evangelise the women entrepreneur landscape in India. Aimed at encouraging and promoting women entrepreneurs in the country, this initiative aims to bring more girls into the technology ecosystem by conducting technical workshops, tech talks and hackathons.

In the coming months, NASSCOM plans to organise various workshops on HTML5 Coding, Python, Rubyon rails (ROR) and other technical topics that require continuous guidance and mentorship. These workshops will serve as platforms for knowledge sharing and bring together diverse women teams, enabling them to take better decisions, achieve higher ROIs, and greater IPOs.

Expressing her views on the women entrepreneur ecosystem, Sangeeta Gupta, senior vice-president, NASSCOM, said, "With the launch of the GIT initiative we hope to inspire more women to join the tech community, utilise their creative technical expertise and encourage them to join other active women leaders in creating unique solutions and technologies."
She added that they are also organising an event "Tech Makers" in partnership with Google to sustain the momentum on empowering startups.

In 2013, NASSCOM launched the 10,000 Start-ups program for incubating, funding and supporting 10,000 technology start-ups in India over the next ten years.

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