Kochi: Google’s Developer Group teamed up with the Startup Village to launch ‘Women Techmakers’ (WTM). The programme aims at building a platform for young women entrepreneurs where they can connect and encourage each other.
The programme was inaugurated by MLAs Hibi Eden, K S Sabarinathan and Shafi Parambil.
Sabarinathan, who made a presentation on ‘Technology for Social Development’, said, “We should ensure that the development in technology percolates evenly to all people and they reap benefit out of it. There should be a ‘technology swaraj’.”
Shafi Parambil added, “Women play a very important role in society. We must ensure that more women consider entrepreneurship.”
Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village, said that the programme aims to promote gender equality to women in technology entrepreneurship. “The programme is aimed at giving more confidence and exposure to young women entrepreneurs and students through Google programmes,” he explained.