Definity First committed to women empowerment

May 30, 2017 | by Karla García

In Human Capital, developers, Social responsibility

One of the most valuable things I’ve learned since I started working at Definity First is that empowered women empower other women.

One interesting activity as part of Women of Definity First's Program

Women empowerment is one of the most admirable tools to generate change in the world. Definity First is aware of this, and that’s why we are working on a program called Women of Definity First. It seeks for women empowerment not only for our female collaborators, but for every woman and girl that wants to get involved in the IT world.

As a part of this program, we collaborated along with Women Who Code MTY in the contest Technovation Challenge. This is an international challenge for girls between 10 and 18 years old with objective of creating an app that helps solving a social issue. This allows participants to experience with design, IT development, business management and entrepreneurship.

Definity First is happy to be in this women empowerment eventsDuring the Technovation Challenge event, the girls had some minutes to present their project to the judges. This contest is regional, national and international (in San Francisco, USA). The winners of the international contest get $10,000 USD to finance their project. Last year a team from Guadalajara, Mexico won this prize!!

Last May 6th, the regional contest was held at the U – ERRE, where Cinthia del Razo, a Software Consultant from Definity First, collaborated as a judge. And, some of our team members participated as volunteers. It was an amazing experience to collaborate with the people from Women Who Code, with whom we will be working hand in hand in some future events.

Women Who Code is “willing to face the face of tech, creating a more inclusive, and diverse industry, and helping women to connect with professional opportunities that are propelling them into positions of power.”

If you are interested in the collaboration with Women Who Code or if you have any idea for our women empowerment program, don’t hesitate and send me an email!

Sources

Women who code blog