500,000 Girls

" Yes, half a million girls cannot read this.
Not because they are blind.
But because they are being blinded by poverty, patriarchy, and illiteracy."

To have more girls in tech, we need more girls to study tech. But even before that, we need more girls to have basic access to education. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go, and this poem is a reflection of the same. The work was inspired by the girl’s education campaign by the organisation ONE.

The Beep Protocol

Beep-beep make way for the women in tech.
Let us face it, women at all stages in their lives have to make sacrifices to do the job they are doing. And our organisations are working equally hard to retain and nurture these women in tech(working women in general). But what organisation have failed to understand is, what drives these women to work? Why the hassle? The answer is as simple as the sound of a beep! The BPP protocol stands for the 3 pillars that draw women to work- Sense of Belonging, Purpose and Peace(in that order). The speaker recognised these principles after interacting with working women(all non-tech) of her acquaintance. Through this talk we shall explore how leassons learned from other professions can drive better policy change for women in tech. By following the BPP protocol organisations can build a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and happy.(Yes, it is possible!)