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GWIT extends its boundaries to the offline world with regular Events hosted in and around the Middle East and Africa region, for women to come forth and experience the technological advances and opportunities available to women across the globe.



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At Google, we believe students are the future! We are always looking for ways to help further educate students and to interact with bright, young minds. Below you'll find some excellent resources to help you interact with Google.

Anita Borg Scholarship - Africa, Europe, Middle East Deadline for 2012: February 1st.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. In addition, all scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend a retreat at Google.

Check out the profiles of the girls awarded with the Anita Borg Scholarship
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Job opportunities for students - visit the site
Search our opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Conference & Travel Grants - visit the site
Google supports a variety of external engineering and computer science-related initiatives associated with universities, including summer schools, workshops and programming contests.

Student Ambassador Program - visit the site
The Deadline for students in Sub-Saharan Africa in March 1st, 2012 - click here to apply
The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities.

Google Online Marketing Challenge - visit the site
Professors register for the Challenge from November 15, 2011 to May 1, 2012; Students can register from January 31, 2012 to May 11, 2012.
The Google Online Marketing Challenge is a global online marketing student competition open to any higher education institution from anywhere in the world.

CodeJam - Google annual programming competition - visit the site
Registration opens on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012.
Google Code Jam is an annual programming competition in which professional and student programmers are asked to solve complex algorithmic challenges in a limited amount of time.

Google Summer of Code - visit the site
Program announced on February 4th, 2012.
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects.


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Thursday, August 30, 2012



Launching the first Google Women in Tech Ambassadors in MENA

Just before our first anniversary, Google’s Women in Technology group (WiT) is excited to announce the launch of the Google Women in Technology Ambassadors (GWiTA) Programme. The programme is designed to encourage passionate and talented women in the MENA region to expand and share their experiences with other women in their communities.

The Google WiT group was founded in March 2011 in conjunction with g|saudi arabia in Riyadh, where a group of enthusiastic Googlers noticed that registrations from ladies were low compared to men. To encourage more female attendees, we decided to hold a dedicated women’s roundtable breakfast on both days of g|saudi arabia.

We believe that the Internet offers incredible opportunities for everyone, but we see fewer women making use of those in the MENA region. A recent Dubai School of Government report stated that, ‘Women’s online participation is lagging in comparison to their male counterparts, and in comparison to women around the world.’ Following the success of the ladies breakfasts in Saudi Arabia, which was crowned with the participation of over 300 Saudi ladies, the WiT group was born to form and educate ladies of the exciting potential of the internet for them.

The WiT roundtable sessions were repeated at g|maghreb, g|uae, g|jordan 2.0 and g|egypt 2.0 during 2011, and dedicated events for women were held in the UAE and Egypt as part of the Google Serve initiative. Throughout these events we met and heard from over 600 women in the MENA region.

This year, we will continue to run women’s roundtables in conjunction with our g|days, and will be introducing some new initiatives in MENA, one of which is the Google Women in Technology Ambassadors.

Our Ambassadors will help us to form, encourage and support communities of women who wish to learn about new web technologies and tools and implement projects online. These projects can vary widely from business sites to online applications. They will be the leaders of WiT in their locality, have regular meetings with Google WiT members, and receive training with Google on relevant topics.

A GWiTA can be a student or an individual, who wants to volunteer with the Google WiT group to help women in their communities to get online and make the most of the unexplored opportunities available on the internet.

Applications will close for the first round on the 15th April. If you are interested in applying, please visit bit.ly/gwita-signup to sign up!

Patricia Estridge, Outreach Events Manager, MENA

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