Women in STEM 2015 – Annual Conference, Awards and Hackathon to be held in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, November 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
The Meera Kaul Foundation, is hosting its annual event Women in STEM in the Middle East and will be held on January 14-15, 2015 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai.
Striving to highlight high-ranking women in the corporate world, the conference brings together women speakers and delegates who are successful in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). This move aims to increase the interest and confidence of young women pursuing degrees and careers particularly in the fields of STEM. In addition to this, the two-day event will honor leading women in the mentioned sectors from all around the region.
The event will also include a brand new collaborative concept, the Hackathon. This is especially designed for women software programmers and UI and graphic designers to identify and showcase their wide-ranging expertise and in-depth know-how.
The Meera Kaul Foundation has a strong interest in encouraging women to consider entrepreneurship in STEM-based industries. According to Meera Kaul, Global Chair of Meera Kaul Foundation "Many young girls are reluctant to be a part of the STEM fields due to numerous reasons such as typecasting and conservative norms and we are hoping to break these barriers and stereotypes by providing mentorship and industry-focused role models for these determined women who want to lead and be successful.
The foundation focuses on women and women-led enterprises in STEM in North America, Eastern Europe, Africa, China, India, and countries across the Middle East. The Meera Kaul Foundation’s primary objective is to make a difference by growing communities through investing in women.
The event is open to women who are in the fields of STEM; in addition to women entrepreneurs or those aspiring to be one. Registration for this landmark event is open to women from the Middle East, China, Africa, and India at www.womeninstem.com.
About Meera Kaul Foundation:
The Meera Kaul Foundation empowers women to utilize their economic, social and intellectual potential. The Foundation invests in women and women driven programs to create opportunities for unlocking the potential of women in areas of their expertise, sustainability of their careers, personal growth and stability. To learn more about their programs and initiative please log on to www.meerakaul.com
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