International Womens Day Caribbean Tech Summit 2021 – Courage to Create

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International Womens Day Caribbean Tech Summit 2021 – Courage to Create

Women Techmakers Trinidad and Tobago and Women in Tech Caribbean along with regional partners in the STEAM industry will be hosting the first-ever International Women’s Day Tech Summit for the Caribbean featuring talks and workshops that will give individuals in our vulnerable communities and professional spaces the Courage to Create and grow careers and build solutions in the tech industry. The Virtual Summit will take place April 16-17.

Women Techmakers Trinidad & Tobago Chapter was created in 2017 and is the only chapter in the Caribbean. Women Techmakers is a Google-owned-brand and global program for women in technology, providing visibility, community, and resources for women in technology globally across all career levels to support them in joining, thriving and leading, in order to ensure a more diverse and inclusive technology industry.

The virtual Summit will engage speakers from Google, American Express, Clinton Global Initiative University, Airbus, Animae Caribe, Amnesty International, Creative Tech Hub Caribbean, Mintel, Lightspeed Systems,  GemGfx Animation Studios, Smart Kids Educational Club Ltd., Siel Environmental Services, Canboulay Training & Development, Stardust Life-Centred Design, TTWesafe and other entities.

The Summit will examine issues impacting on female youth and women business operators in the region such as diversity in tech, entrepreneurship and economic empowerment, women’s health and safety, mindfulness and related considerations for a healthy workplace, team building, education and sustainability issues. The Summit is a timely opportunity for Caribbean girls to hear first-hand from women in tech as they explore careers in tech as part of the 10 year celebration of Girls In ICT Day 2021.

These factors are all of utmost importance today as Caribbean women continue to face challenging social conditions exacerbated by the stresses of the COVID crisis that threaten to marginalize the gains in gender equality made over the past years. The series of talks and workshops will highlight best practices in the region and opportunities to build on innovative solutions to these challenges to ensure continued improvements for economic empowerment of women to thrive in tech.

This initiative is supported by partners – Women in Tech Caribbean, Animae Caribe, We Code Caribbean, Caribbean Girls Hack, Creative Tech Hub Caribbean and the Gaming Association of Trinidad & Tobago.

For more information, please visit WomenTechmakers at  and LinkedIn