The goal of the 2019 ArabWIC 6th Annual International conference on Arab Women in Computing is to inspire, support and celebrate women in computing in the Arab world and create links with the global tech ecosystem. More than five hundred international and regional women and men from all technology sectors (academics, students (all levels), industry professionals (all levels), and entrepreneurs) are expected to participate making this the largest conference on women in tech in the Arab World.
This conference will explore the state of the art of computing/technology, the latest innovations and trends, entrepreneurship and the role of women in tech start-ups and of women VC’s. Women’s enrollment in computer science courses, their involvement in industry and academia, gender gaps, positive trends as well as barriers in the field will all be examined. The conference will feature renowned technical researchers, keynote talks, interactive technical workshops, hackathons, mentoring sessions, networking, career coaching for all levels, a career fair featuring top tech companies, and a gala to celebrate women in technology.
WHO WILL PARTICIPATE AT THE ARABWIC CONFERENCE 2019
More than five hundred international, regional and local women and men from all technology sectors are expected to participate making this the largest conference on women in tech in the MENA:
Academics (Researchers and Faculty all levels and from all fields of Computing (30%)
Students (all levels) (30%)
Industry professionals (all levels) (35%)
Entrepreneurs (5%) Venture Capitalists (VC’s)
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT MENA WOMEN IN TECH
Majority of Computer sciences in most countries in MENA region are female vs. 20% in the US
3,500 female students are studying computing at one university in Saudi Arabia (a total population of
30 million) – and yet the US has only 10,000 female graduates each year in computing
Many talented female graduates seek scholarships but in most countries these opportunities are rare and often given to men
The MENA region has many high skilled female computer technology graduates and postgraduates – but many are unemployed
Women in Tech in MENA win more than 40% of prestigious Tech competitions including entrepreneurship competition
The opportunity to hire skilled employees is great
The opportunity to promote and sell technology in parts of the region is high
Tech companies are active– hiring, gaining mindshare, and selling high-tech is emerging
COMMIT TO EMPOWER WOMEN IN TECH TODAY!
(CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY, VC’S, NGO’S AND GOVERNMENT)
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT DIVERSITY INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY, CREATIVITY, & INNOVATION!
SPONSOR ARABWIC CONFERENCE 2019!
• 1. Corporations - Motivation: Hiring, Generating buzz, Getting the tech / products from the company more widely used.
• 2. Universities or educational institutions - Motivation: creating opportunities for student and faculty, showcasing expertise, kicking-off new projects. It’s crucial to increase and retain women in STEM at all level.
• 3. VCs or startup funding entities - Motivation: Finding new ideas, finding great people, locating fledgling startups, and gaining publicity.
• 4. Government and NGO’s institutions - Propelling country forward, gender Equality, creating opportunities for women, empowering women & creating professional networks
REQUEST FOR SPONSORSHIP FOR THE ARABWIC WOMEN IN COMPUTING CONFERENCE IN 2019
The 2019 conference will be hosted at the Sofitel Hotel in Rabat on March 7-9, 2019 – anticipating up to 500 world-wide participants
We plan to run: A variety of research panels and workshops, tech talks, mentoring, career fair, awards, posters and a hackathon teaching girls from refugee camps to code.
We are seeking sponsorship – which could take many forms (we are flexible): Customize your sponsorship activity here:
Funding attendance for women and students to attend from your institution (company, University, etc.) or fund talented women who qualify for scholarships to attend
Run a career Booth to showcase your company's innovations and to hire top talent on the spot from all over the world especially women in tech from all MENA region (students, industry professionals all levels, Faculty, and Entrepreneurs)
Sponsor Conference Hackathon for refugees on the third day (August 12th) of the conference where we bringing young high school students from refugee camps to teach them coding
Sponsoring technology sessions
Sending great speakers
Sponsor conference Gala event on the first day of the conference
Sponsor Keynotes speakers
Sponsor airline tickets
Offering great prizes for activities or internships for winners
Offer workshops with certification
Taking or adapting one of the sponsorship packages, please email us today (firstname.lastname@example.org)