Young women on a mission to bridge gender gap in technology

Young women on a mission to bridge gender gap in technology
Sreepriya Radhakrishnan and Enfa Rose George | Photo: Facebook page

Enfa Rose George and Sreepriya Radhakrishnan, two young women who founded Pehia Foundation, an organisation working towards bridging the gender gap in technology, are going places. Both of them have been selected for prestigious international scholarships.

Enfa, a third year student at Rajagiri College of Engineering, Kakkanad in Kochi, took part in a workshop conducted by Google at Sydney for people from around the world who inspire women to take up coding jobs. Meanwhile, Sreepriya was invited to the annual meet of San Francisco-based Community Managers’ Hub as an exemplary community manager.

Google conducted its ‘Women tech makers (WTM) programme’ at its centre in Sydney. The five-day workshop was entirely funded by the tech giant and each participant received a scholarship amount 1,000 dollars, said Enfa. Leading tech women took part in the event and training was given to participants like Enfa to make them expert programmers.

Enfa, whose favourite subject is artificial intelligence, says that she hopes to tap its potential to solve social issues.

On the other hand, Sreepriya took part in a global meet of community managers organized by the startup firm Community Managers’ Hub. Incidentally, this is the biggest such even in the world. She received a scholarship amount of 700 dollars and sourced the remaining amount through crowd-funding.

The classes at the event were led by experts who created communities for Google and Facebook. A mere three persons were selected from India to take part in the programme held at California in the US.

Meanwhile, Pehia, the organization created by Enfa and Sreepriya in 2017, is going from strength to strength. With around one thousand members, Pehia regularly organizes coding challenges, hackathons and online learning programmes with the aim of bridging the gender gap in technology.

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