General Assembly, The Codette Project workshop for muslim, minority women in Singapore

  • Both are launching #InclusionInTech to narrow the inclusivity gap in STEM
  • Improving economic access in sectors like tech is central to reducing inequality

General Assembly, The Codette Project workshop for muslim, minority women in Singapore

In an effort to bridge the inclusivity gap in tech this International Girls in ICT Day (April 25th), General Assembly (GA), a source for tech training, staffing, and career transitions, is collaborating with Singapore based, The Codette Project, a non-profit organisation that provides social and economic opportunities for Muslim and minority women to break into the tech industry.

Today, despite significant contributions to advancing the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields – women constitute only 29.2 percent of all STEM workers. GA and The Codette Project say they aim to create an inclusive and diverse community where every girl and woman has the opportunity to excel and contribute her unique talents and perspectives.

To further open doors for women in tech and empower them to break barriers, the two parties will run a jointly-hosted tech career skills workshop for The Codette Project’s community in Singapore.

Held on 3rd May 2024 at 7 pm, the interactive workshop titled “Navigating the Tech Job Market” will equip participants with invaluable insights into the different beginner-level roles within the tech industry, including junior roles as software engineers, data analysts, and UX designers to name a few, and the essential skills required for these career paths. The session will also cover potential opportunities for upskilling, helpful tips for job searches, and strategies to overcome common challenges faced by minority groups in tech careers and job hunts. After the workshop, participants can socialise with one another, forge valuable connections, and exchange insights and experiences in a supportive environment.

General Assembly, The Codette Project workshop for muslim, minority women in SingaporeNurul Jihadah Hussain (pic), founder of The Codette Project, said, “We believe that improving economic access and success in growing sectors like tech is central to reducing inequality and improving outcomes for women in tech. As such, we are really happy to partner with General Assembly to work on creating a better and more inclusive tech ecosystem.”

“We are thrilled to partner with The Codette Project to break barriers and foster inclusion in the workplace,” said Melanie Wu, Head of Learning, APAC at General Assembly. “Women, especially of minority backgrounds, continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields in Singapore, and both our organisations believe in the potential of tech to level the playing field across various sectors. We aim to equip women with the necessary skills and resources and collectively build a brighter future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive in tech. This is especially crucial in today’s digital age, where the importance of technology continues to grow, driving innovation and economic growth.”

As a part of this collaboration, General Assembly will also offer five complimentary seats for their workshops to beneficiaries of The Codette Project. These seats will provide them access to General Assembly’s one-day beginner-friendly workshops on fundamentals of coding, UX design, product management and more. This will allow them to explore various in-demand tech disciplines, find their passion and take their first step towards advancing their careers in the dynamic tech industry.


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