Women in Digital is an all-star team of female technologists dedicated to bringing more Bangladeshi women into the digital economy. Empowering women with the training and job connections they need to cash in on the digital age.
Start with their success, Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNT1XbHyqb0&t=30s
Women in Digital (WID) is dedicated to promoting women's and girls’ education and empowerment through technology. Established in 2013, WID aims to create digital platforms to support, promote, and empower women and girls in areas of information and technology. Women in Digital is concerned about the existing digital and gender divide within the IT sector and thus is focused to unpack these challenges and offer practical solutions along with advocating for inclusive and empowering policy provisions. Since its establishment, it has trained and empowered more than 7868 adolescent girls and women all over Bangladesh. Women in Digital are not only working towards the digital literacy of women and girls but also offering market-relevant IT skills including online business development, offering digital marketing space to profile products, development of the app, reaching to targeted online customers, and raising individual profiles with special focus to women and girls. In addition, we are working towards digital-economic inclusion and the empowerment of women and girls. We are proud to share that ‘Women in Digital’ is the only women-led, women and girls’ focused organization within the IT sector in Bangladesh. Thousands of women and girls that we have trained have not only started jobs, do online business but also significantly changed deep-rooted social and gender norms in Bangladesh. A combination of IT, financial inclusion, gender, and empowerment aspects makes us unique as we aspire to see women's and girls’ leadership and economic independence in a more sustained way which will have an inter-generational impact. We also express our global solidarity on the same.
From 2013 to 2020 we have reached all 64 districts in Bangladesh. We have trained 8590 women all over Bangladesh and 7060 are successfully contributing to our GDP. We have developed our own curriculum and based on student capacity assessment we provided them the courses. We trained our girls totally free of cost, after their graduation from our center we provided them a job and connected them with the job market.