Women Developers session with IBM Pakistan

Anum Shakeel
Posted May 29, 2018 from Pakistan
IBM and Women Developers Session
Group photo of guests and women developers from Jinnah University for Women at IBM Head Office.

I organized a session in collaboration with IBM and Jinnah University for Women for the celebration of International Women's Day in the month of March. This year the theme was #Pressforprogress and IBM believe that this is the right time to get connected with more women entrepreneurs in technology and share the stories of the highlighted one. 

The celebration started with women leads at IBM who does not only share their experiences but also inspires these young women startups and developers to pursue their goals and dreams. Ms. Adeela Sahar Data Base Administrator-IBM shared her inspiring story with the girls. Ms. Anum Shakeel Project Head-Momentum also shared her struggles and obstacles which women leaders face in the current corporate scenarios Afterward, IBM's cloud evangelist Ms. Qamar Un Nisa moved them around IBM Cloud and gave them the extensive knowledge of its capabilities and its possible integration with their existing projects/products. Depending on the need the startups IBM Cloud GEP gave them credits varying from $12000-120000 for a year.

Also, the most exciting part of this session was IBM announced to sign a memorandum of understanding with Jinnah University Incubation Centre and agreed to mentor the young developers and women startups.

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Jill Langhus
May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

Hi Anum. Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your awesome post. I hope to see more women in technology as well. I can see you're passionate about it as well. Looking forward to hearing more about what you do to inspire more women to enter into technological careers.

Anum Shakeel
May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

I am arranging conferences/sessions/seminars for Women and trying to spread the word through electronic and print media in my country.

Jill Langhus
May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

Oh, I see. Perhaps you could collaborate with Sister Zeph to bring awareness in her area. If you have events, please share them on here, so everyone knows about them, and I can share them on FB and Twitter, too, to see if that helps:)

Nazi or Rakshi may be interested in a collaboration, too:
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/nazi-khan
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/rakhshinda-shakir

You can also search the "Community" section by country and then interests, too, if you're interested in any collaborations: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/my-pulse/community

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jun 01, 2018
Jun 01, 2018

Hello, Anum,

Congratulations on your partnership with IBM! What a huge accomplishment for the said company to mentor women developers and startups. Makes me happy! Im sure you all are.

Lisbeth
Dec 14, 2018
Dec 14, 2018

Hello Anum,
The world is going technology and we do not want to be left out. Thanks for sharing.
Regards

Juliet Acom
Feb 26
Feb 26

Hi Anum

I applaud you and your team for this wonderful job done.
I hope this year you have bigger things planned for women's day :)