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Arab Women Techies

Despite the high percentage of women who work in the field of ICTs in Arab countries and particularly Egypt, Arab Techies has been facing problems in finding Arab women techies to participate in either of the events we organized (Arab Techies Gathering 2008 (6 women out of 30), Code Sprint 2009 (2 out of 16)), a point that has been raised in evaluating both events.

Starting to perform my tasks as the community coordinator, I wanted to work on improving this balance in our young community. I approached some women who work in ICTs and are active in other communities, not necessarily technical, to set up a meeting, discuss this issue with them and see if we can contribute to solving it.

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