10Pearls College holds Ladies Tech Quest 2023, Pakistan’s greatest tech competitors for ladies.
Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir) Ladies Tech Quest 2023, an initiative of 10Pearls College, is a platform for ladies to compete, be taught, community and showcase their tech abilities. The 7th version of Ladies Tech Quest (WTQ) befell on June 17, 2023, and was bodily held in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Over 700 girls in know-how from throughout the three cities took half within the occasion.
WTQ, launched in 2017, is a contest devoted to assist girls assess and showcase their tech abilities, get recognition, and in addition win nice money prizes and publicity. Moreover, there are inspirational speaker periods and workshops, by which main skilled girls share their experiences to assist different budding professionals develop and excel.
In response to Syeda Sana Hussain, Head of Folks & Applications – EMEA, 10Pearls, “This was our seventh consecutive yr of efficiently conducting Ladies Tech Quest. As one in all our flagship initiatives for gender variety and girls empowerment, WTQ has kickstarted and boosted careers of 5000+ girls, strengthened Pakistan’s expertise pool, and supplied girls a longtime platform to achieve visibility and showcase their limitless potential.”
A number of Competitors Streams
The competitors comprised three streams; Coding, Testing and Design. The Coding competitors included a sequence of issues offered to the contributors; they might use any programming language to unravel them. The Testing competitors offered contestants with a set of aims to check database and automation ideas; whereas the Design Competitors required contributors to unravel a UI/UX problem, and their method in direction of consumer analysis, persona constructing and consumer flows was gauged.
There have been two classes – Skilled and Scholar – for every stream, in every metropolis. Every metropolis had 6 winners, so in whole 18 winners have been introduced. Winners acquired grand money prizes and shields, whereas all contributors acquired swag kits and certificates of participation.
Invigorating Speaker periods and Workshops
Other than the Competitors, WTQ additionally featured inspirational speaker periods by esteemed girls resembling Meighan Newhouse (SVP, Transformation and Enablement, Inspirant Group); Zartaj Ahmed (Director, PSSEC); Mehvish Waliany (COO, Alkaram Studio); Alice Bhagataney (Co-Founder, Upstream); Meenah Tariq (CEO, Metric); Usra Murtaza (Senior Advertising and marketing Affiliate, Walee); Saba Kalsoom (Senior Supervisor Markets and Enterprises, Fasset); Sadia Khan (Fintech Entrepreneur); and Humna Raza (Artistic Director and Podcast Host, One8nine Media).
In her opening observe, Meighan shared how empowerment and true pleasure comes from inside, “Discovering your self is a deeply private journey and in addition the basis of all the pieces we do in life. To have the ability to empower ourselves and different girls round us, we’ve to first know who we’re, what we worth, and what we search in life. Solely then can we take significant steps that make a real and lasting distinction.”
The occasion additionally hosted an interactive workshop on Ladies’s Well being and Wellness by Mahlaqa Shaukat (CEO & Co-Founder, Aimfit).
Endorsed by main corporations
Because the occasion of the yr for tech girls, WTQ 2023 was endorsed by high names in know-how and different industries. This time, the occasion companions included reputed names resembling CaterpillHERs, Figma Neighborhood Lahore, GDG Kolachi, MLSA Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad, WomeninTechPK, Bytewise Ltd, Growelle Labs, CodeGirls, AWS Person Group Karachi, Daftarkhwan, AimFit, and Claymate.
The occasion was sponsored by Careem and Testworthy.