In a country where social norms continue to downplay women’s abilities, countless companies have tried to fight back against the norm. AlMakinah, a local tech school, is hoping to help support women in a still male-predominant industry; the Tech industry.
Almost a month ago, AlMakinah, in collaboration with SWVL, posted the #TenForTech challenge to ask people to have a more active role in changing the gender-imbalance in the tech industry.
The #TenForTech challenge asked females in the tech and startup world to maintain the tree pose (standing on one leg) for ten seconds.
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For those who want to invest more, the tech school has a crowd funding campaign to provide financial aid and scholarships for women striving to join the industry.
Dozens of women, and supportive men, in the industry showed their support through the hashtag.
With youth unemployment at 33.4%, not to mention women’s rate is at 45.7%, today’s youth are constantly looking for ways to improve their chances of getting a job. The tech industry in Egypt is still growing, with the help of startups and startup encouragers.
Perhaps with coding, women can have better opportunities and better lives.
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