International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated internationally on the 8th of March each year and provides a day for celebration and reflection on social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day also marks a call to action for gender parity.
The theme this year is #ProgressNotPerfection
This year students, staff and community partners are invited to attend our annual International Women’s Day event : The panel discussion Women in tech workplace before , now and near future
The panel will be close discussion with inspiring women who have covered their way to become digital leaders, sharing their advice, both personal and professional, on achieving career success. Further we like to know their reviews for future state of their workplace
We'll be closing with a Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to ask our panelists questions on leadership, empowerment, breaking stereotypes and much more. This is also a great place to network with other like-minded creatives and innovators and celebrate women leading in technology.
This year, we are thrilled to hear from exciting guests.
The online Event targets gender bias and inequality while seeking out and celebrating women's achievements!
Event Dates: 21st of March 2022 7:30-9 pm
Event Location: (GDG platform - Online)
• 7:30 pm-7:35pm opening remarks
• 7:45-8:15pm Panel Discussion
• 8:15pm Q&A
• 8:45pm Event wraps up
- Shu Jiang, Product Designer at Google
- Shaymaa Alterkait, IT consultant, Kuwait Government Organization
Hosted by Saqiba Sulaiman (WTM Ambassador)
Shaymaa is a Digital Transformation Advisor at the Public Institution for Social Security.
Having worked for Microsoft since 2010, Shaymaa first started as a Developer and Platform Evangelist before growing into her role as the Industry Executive Manager, focusing on sales and strategy. She currently advises the Government sector on Digital Transformation and leads key initiatives to ensure successful execution by 2025.
After graduation, Shaymaa started her own tech company focusing on supporting SMEs in building a strong infrastructure and online presence.
In 2016, she was selected to attend the International Visitor Leadership Programme by the US State Department, which focused on the topic WISE (Women’s Innovations in Science and Engineering). The IVLP is the US Governments premier professional exchange programme.
Shaymaa has been running BarCamp every year since 2010, an annual event for entrepreneurs and technologists. She also enjoys mentoring young women pursuing their careers in the field of technology.
Shu Jiang is a UX Designer at Google based in the San Francisco bay area. She currently leads SMB/Creators, Kids & Family experience on the YouTube Ads team. Prior to joining Google, she led a team of amazing designers at NETGEAR and has helped several start-ups build successful product experience. With a background in architecture, she was named as "40 under 40" lighting designers by Lighting Magazine. These experiences have awarded her opportunities to work closely with stakeholders, and trained her how to approach complex problems with solutions that drive business goals while empowering users. Shu is passionate about helping people break into UX and grow. When she's not working, you will find her making a perfect cup of coffee, filming videos, or enjoying a bike ride.
Kuwait university, GDG Kuwait organizer
Kuwait Informatin Technology Society