Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season
 

WOMEN/HACKS 3.0

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April 9-11, 2021

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LEARN new skills

MEET fellow coders

NETWORK with industry leaders

BE empowered

MISSION

 

Our mission is to advance equity for the female-identifying and non-gender-conforming people in our community through advocacy, education, and philanthropy. Each year we bring hundreds of university womxn together for a weekend dedicated to exploring tech, professional growth, and having fun all while bridging the gender gap. 

Since 1990, not only has the percentage of female computing professionals dropped from 35% to 25% in 2018, but also the percentage of women graduating with a computer science degree continues to decline. We seek to change this percentage, to diversify the playing field, and to help womxn begin their journey in this exciting career. 

We aim to support and nurture womxn of all backgrounds by helping them use Womxn/Hacks as an opportunity to explore tech and develop their current computing skills. With tech talks and workshops designed for people of all levels, we are opening the field of computer science to all womxn, whether they have been coding since birth or have never seen a line of code...

... because empowered women, empower women. 

 

MENTOR FORM

 

STAY UPDATED

 

MEET THE BOARD

Lina Zeng (She/Her/Hers)

3rd Year Computer Science

"My goal has always been to create safe spaces for everyone, especially minorities, so that we can all be comfortable in learning, growing, making mistakes, and being ourselves."

Gabby Thai (She/Her/Hers)

3rd Year Communication & Political Science

"I’m passionate about womxn empowerment, and I strive to create welcoming, inclusive, and diverse environments in each and every way that I can."

Ashlesha Govande (She/Her/Hers)

4th Year Statistics and Data Science

"​I joined Womxn Hacks because I wanted to be part of a team of empowered womxn who are dedicated to changing the tech industry and creating an inclusive space for all womxn."

Alex Schwartzberg (She/Her/Hers)

4th Year CCS Art 

"​I joined Womxn/Hacks because I think giving womxn concrete opportunities to learn and apply their skills is the best way to make change happen!"

Emma Metchette (She/Her/Hers)

4th Year Psych&Brain Sciences

"​The world's diverse problems require diverse solutions, and so empowering womxn empowers us all. I'm excited to connect with people passionate about innovation and positive change."

Ashley Yeh (She/Her/Hers)

1st Year CCS Biology 

 

"​Empowerment is being unafraid to pursue your interests and having the strength to push back against stereotypes."

Felicia Lo (She/They)

1st Year Mechanical Engineering  

 

"​Empowerment, to me, means having the confidence to show your true self and push forward with no fear of judgment."

Emily San Juan (She/Her/Hers)

3rd Year Data Science and Statistics  

 

"​I joined Womxn/Hacks because I want to make sure womxn are given a safe space to experience a hackathon and want to help bridge the gender gap in the tech industry."

Anisha Kabir (She/Her/Hers)

2nd Year Computer Science 

 

"​I love being a part of such a passionate group of people all working towards making the tech industry more inclusive! I hope this hackathon can help more womxn feel supported and inspired to pursue their interests."

Lauren Daniel (She/Her/Hers)

2nd Year Computer Science

"​It’s so important that womxn feel accepted and empowered in the tech industry and I want to help try to create a environment like that for others"

Rukmini Bapat (She/Her/Hers)

2nd Year Computer Science 

 

"​I joined the Womxn/Hacks board because I want to be a part of making tech a more inclusive and welcoming space for womxn!"

Sandy Pantoja (She/Her/Hers)

3rd Year Mechanical Engineering 

 

"​I joined Womxn/Hacks because I wanted to help provide an inclusive environment for women in technology. Women should feel empowered to pursue their interests even if they are in male-dominated fields!"

Caitlynn Chung (She/Her/Hers)

3rd Year Electrical Engineering  

"​I wanted to join Womxn/Hacks because I wanted to take part in a blooming community of womxn in tech. I think it's empowering to share your passions and skills with people that support and uplift each other."

Jennifer Lo (She/Her/Hers)

3rd Year Computer Science 

 

"Behind every empowered womxn is a group of other empowered womxn who have her back."

Sriya Aluru (She/Her/Hers)

2nd Year Computer Science

"I joined Womxn/Hacks because I love hackathons and want to be involved in the process where it all comes together. I also thought this was an amazing opportunity to be a part of an organization that is creating an inclusive, fun environment."

Samhita Honnavalli (She/Her/Hers)

3rd Year Computer Science 

"I joined Womxn/Hacks because I'm passionate about building a supportive environment where womxn can thrive in tech and work towards lessening imposter syndrome."

 

2021 SPONSORS

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