From discussing gender gap in STEAM fields to celebrating the women entrepreneurs from the state, the event was focused on breaking the Bias
The event had eminent speakers such as Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Ms. Deepthi Ravula, Mr. Andrew Fleming, Ms. Katherine Von Ofenheim amongst others sharing thought-provoking insights.
WE HUB, India’s first and only state-led incubator by the Government of Telangana to foster and promote women entrepreneurship to start-up, scale-up and accelerate with global market access, today organized an exclusive one-of-its kind ‘Girls in STEAM ‘Conference to mark the International Women’s Day. Aimed at recognizing undulating spirit of Girls in STEAM, the event emphasized accomplishment of the ‘Data Science for students‘program and provided a platform to inspire women leaders, women entrepreneurs, corporate and government representatives to share their remarkable stories.
The event brought together eminent dignitaries such as Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS Principal Secretary, ITE & C Department, Government of Telangana, Ms. Deepthi Ravula, CEO, WE HUB, Mr. Andrew Fleming, UK Consulate General, Ms. Katherine Von Ofenheim, US, Vice Consulate, Mr. Malcolm, head of the School, Srinidhi International School, Ms. Srilakshmi, Keystone (Robotics) amongst others. The event took off with a welcome address and a presentation by seven groups on a topic such as Decent work and Economic Growth, Inequalities in the Workspace, Girls Education in Rural India, Visual Impairment etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Deepthi Ravula, CEO of WE HUB said, “Women are the foundation of development. At WE HUB we firmly believe that women make significant contributions to the workplace, to society, community, and family. We see the Girls in STEAM as a key step er program in that direction. This pilot was with 6 international schools to ensure that we create a best practice model which can be scaled slowly but surely to more than 100 schools by next year and collaborate with more corporate partners, industries. ”
The ‘Data Science for students’ program was launched in Telangana in June 2021. Through its ‘Data Science for students’ program, WE HUB has trained 75 girl students across 3 states in India to actively think about solutions to real-world problems which can create an impact on the environment and society. Girls were trained to apply the principles of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to solve India-specific problems. Further, the program was concluded by organizing the ‘Girls in STEAM’ Conference.
WE HUB also announced its collaboration with MathWorks during the event which was forged in the presence of Mr. Sanjay Gopinath, Marketing lead, MathWorks India. This collaboration will help young minds understand data handling in a lucid manner and be adept at the future of data science.
Since past 4 years, WE HUB has been actively working towards enabling Women led start-ups across sectors scale & accelerate through global market access. Till now, WE HUB has incubated 238 technology enabled start-ups by Women founders.
About WE HUB:
WE HUB is the first-of-its-kind and only state-run platform for women entrepreneurs by the Government of Telangana. WE HUB supports women entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, solutions and entities focusing on emerging areas in technology and allied sectors. WE HUB also supports under-explored / unexplored sectors, such as FMCG, retail, e-commerce, including the service sector. The mandate and goal of WE HUB are to eliminate financial and societal barriers for women and help them succeed in their enterprises. WE HUB aims to create a supportive community for aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs where they can interact with VCs for funding, connect with corporations for scaling up their business, get advice from mentors to fine-tune ideas and benefit from technical mentoring.