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    Date submitted
  • 19-Sep-2017

Women in Digital Bangladesh

Abstract

Woman in Digital is a Bangladeshi initiative. Woman in Digital is a drive of a social enterprise that has prompted programs to help women by providing access to Digital Platform. Their aim is to create a network for women to get them engaged with all creative sectors by improving their skills. They inspire and encourage women to unleash their capacity in IT industries so that they can be economically and socially sustainable. Their vision and mission is to empower accomplishments of women across the country through ICT and inspire them to achieve extraordinary socio-economic outcomes.

Some examples of digital skill development initiatives include: Digital Production and marketing, Game design and development, software development, mobile and web application are one of their products and services. WID has highly motivated and skilled Product Development Team comprising of all women around the country. They provide some essential IT training for women and mentor (international and local) for career counseling as well. And not to forget, more than hundred campus and community leads are working for their cause diligently. Women in E-Commerce, SheforHe, Women Entrepreneur development, Leadership development, Digital innovation challenge for Women 2016 are one of their remarkable works.

One of the most remarkable accomplishments is successful organization of “National Hackathon for Women 2017” 1st time in Bangladesh and Bangladesh government ICT ministry has been supporting them for this initiative. In addition, WID campaign “Empowerment through Technology” which is an awareness campaign for encouraging tech career. WID’s initiative on ICT Career Camp is noteworthy.

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Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

1. who need any type of IT product development service 2. E-commerce product service

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

We are working for women and we are trying to bring more women in Technology sector. We have a team with 25 women Engineer. These women are working on different IT product People always think women are not able to work on Tech field and we want to change this thing.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

We are success because we received good number of award from different country because of our product and service. And its inspire us and we get more confident on our business model.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

We already have a wonderful Team and we are commuted to each other. We are working from the root. We developed a good number of connection from village to city. Last 2 month our impact update 4764 women in our net work and now 370+ women working under Women in Digital umbrella and they are earning also from us. Last month this number a bit changed we have taken 2 web developer and 7 intern for our Dhaka office. We have actively working for our digital lab and member are increasing. Now 45 house wife join with us for the Graphic designing training and 38 women for data entry, digital marketing and SEO. Its only Dhaka office update. We also have done an MOU with Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology because every month they will provide us there student for the internship. Its a great thing for us soon we will involved with more university soon. Out side Dhaka, 2 intern join at our Mymenshingh office. Lakshmipur training is going good and end of this month we will start another training program over there. 12 girl join with us AT CTG and 30 girl's have joined with us at Sylhet. 25 women have joined from Rajshahi and Nator. We have done "Empowerment through Technology" workshop at ULAB university. More then 50 girl's have join in this program. Our target was 30 and this one also a successful program for us. Out side Bangladesh there are 100+ women have join in Women in Digital Nepal network. We are directly monitoring them. We have received another award from Bangladesh. So if we calculate the number of our network in Bangladesh that is 5275 Working women is still 370+. All intern are our working women. Now we are working for "Digital innovation Challenge for Women 2017" Now our target is we will provide training 500 women each month in all over the Bangladesh. We measure our impact number based on our training program. We believe those who are taking training from us they all can earn money and self dependent. Those who cant still earn money but they gain tech knowledge from us and the are able to give tech knowledge to their child.