How we built TechLadies in Asia

How we built TechLadies in Asia

Updated version of the talk given at Ruby Malaysia 2017, presented at AWS Asian Women's Association (https://aawa.info/) in Jun 2019.

In this talk, I’ll share the lessons learned from building a 2700-member community and teaching programming skills to 500 women and kickstarted 11 ladies’ careers in engineering roles.

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Elisha Tan

June 01, 2019
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  1. How we built TechLadies Elisha Tan @elishatan Founder, TechLadies ah?

  2. TechLadies.co Hi, my name is Elisha Check out my mad

    tech skills yo
  3. TechLadies.co Ability to code is a superpower

  4. TechLadies.co Where are the women?

  5. TechLadies.co TechLadies is a community-led initiative for women to connect,

    learn, and advance in the tech industry.
  6. TechLadies.co ~3000 members in Asia 2 physical chapters >500 ladies

    trained >10 ladies in engineering roles
  7. TechLadies.co We aim to increase women’s participation and create opportunities

    for women in the tech industry.
  8. TechLadies.co We want to provide women with Community | Education

    | Opportunity Go Meet Study Coding Weekend Tech Talks Bootcamp Go Meet
  9. TechLadies.co Community | Education | Opportunity Study Coding Weekend Tech

    Talks Bootcamp Go Meet
  10. TechLadies.co Meet

  11. TechLadies.co Community | Education | Opportunity Study Coding Weekend Tech

    Talks Bootcamp Go Meet Community | Education | Opportunity
  12. TechLadies.co Study Coding Weekend Tech Talks Bootcamp Study

  13. TechLadies.co Community | Education | Opportunity Study Coding Weekend

  14. TechLadies.co Coding Weekend

  15. TechLadies.co Community | Education | Opportunity Bootcamp Tech Talks Study

    Coding Weekend Go Meet Community | Education | Opportunity
  16. TechLadies.co Tech Talks

  17. TechLadies.co Office Visits

  18. TechLadies.co Tech Talks Bootcamp Community | Education | Opportunity

  19. TechLadies.co Bootcamp

  20. TechLadies.co

  21. Putting in all together

  22. TechLadies.co Community | Education | Opportunity Bootcamp Tech Talks Study

    Coding Weekend Go Meet
  23. TechLadies.co Exploration Figuring out if tech industry is for them

    Investment Spending significant amount of time to gain employable skills Commitment Actively searching for employment Women’s journey into the tech industry Community Education Opportunity Study Group - Full stack, starting from front-end - Bi-Weekly Meet - Topic synced with Study - Once every 2 months Bootcamp - 15 weeks, part time Go - Ad-hoc basis Coding Weekend - Held overseas yearly Tech Talks - Held once overseas
  24. What did I learn ah?

  25. TechLadies.co Lessons learned Good people + vision + resources =

    Magic Magic
  26. TechLadies.co Lessons learned Marketing is just as important as coding

  27. TechLadies.co Lessons learned Win by helping others win

  28. TechLadies.co Lessons learned Everyone can contribute, even if you can’t

    code
  29. TechLadies.co Lessons learned It has its costs

  30. TechLadies.co 5 lessons from building TechLadies • Good people +

    vision + resources = MAGIC Magic • Marketing is just as important as coding • Win by helping others win • Everyone can contribute, even if you can’t code • It has its costs
  31. TechLadies.co “I was extremely lost and my self- confidence fell

    tremendously after being kicked out from NUS Masters programme two years ago. Today, I am here standing up again to pursue my new-found dream.” Oon Xin Tian Frontend Developer, Meiro
  32. TechLadies.co Join the movement to increase gender diversity in tech

    Start TechLadies in your city! elisha@techladies.co
  33. Thank you! <3