Women leaders in the technology field came together for a series of talks and panel discussions in “Women Techmakers: Manila (Engineering the Future),” an event held by Google in celebration of Women’s Month.
The event, held on March 8, is part of a series of events all around the world that aim to increase visibility, resources and a sense of community for women in the industry.
The Manila event featured female technology leaders such as Manila Observatory research scientist Reinabelle Reyes, and DOST’s Project NOAH chief science research specialist Jen Alconis, The event, organized by Google Developers Group (GDG) Philippines, also had hands-on career-planning workshops and networking opportunities.
“We’re proud of women’s contributions in a field that is generally thought to be dominated by men. “There are many Filipino women—like Reinabelle Reyes who proved Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity on a cosmic scale at the age of 26—who are actively contributing to our progress in science and technology,” said Gail Tan, Google Philippines country communications manager. Through activities like these, we seek to inspire women and change the way they think about their role in science, technology and innovation.”
Another Women Techmakers event was also held on the same day in Sagada. The Philippines will have one more Women Techmakers event this month in Cebu on March 22.
“Google believes that focusing on women-inclusion in technology is a step towards fostering diversity in all types of work around the globe, providing a better opportunity for women and other minorities alike,” the company said in a press release.
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