WLiT Fellowship 2019


Women Leaders in Technology (WLiT) is a technical, professional and leadership development organization for young women in Nepal with a vision to empower women to become innovators and leaders. Our aim is to encourage female involvement in technical fields and help young women to attain key leadership positions. We do so by providing career oriented, technical, professional, and leadership development training.

FELLOWSHIP 2019

WLiT offers a nine month-long fellowship for passionate female tech students in the university. It is designed to assemble a unique cohort of high-potential and skilled leaders. The fellowship starts with a two-week boot camp and follows into a nine month-long fellowship program. 

No of hours: 7 hours a day for 13 days and 7-10 hours a month for the next 9 months (excluding apprenticeship program and Hour Of Code programs).

THE BOOTCAMP

The two-week boot camp (13th October to 25th October) is a rigorous course designed with a combination of both technical and leadership training aimed to provide young passionate women with better skills and network. Both in house training and guest trainers will host the trainings during the bootcamp. The sessions are divided into two parts every day. The first half is technical training on JavaScript. The second half is leadership development program that includes leadership and followership, public speaking, goal setting, time management and teamwork sessions.

MEETUPS

WLiT hosts meetups on last Saturdays of the English month for all fellows to follow up on their progress or attend workshops on short technical courses and/or leadership lessons. Previous monthly meetups have hosted everything from Design workshops to communication and branding workshops.

MENTORSHIP

All participants get paired with a program alumni to help them get the best of the fellowship experience. The mentors are alumnis now currently in the workforce in tech.

HOUR OF CODE

Each participant will be required to lead an Hour of Code session for students in a government/community school/college as a voluntary service. The participants will be expected to take complete ownership of the project while initial and financial support will be provided by WLiT.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
All participants will be placed in a company in their city to intern/work on a project with the language they learnt during bootcamp. The Apprenticeship Program is a concrete way to kickstart the participant’s career in tech with complete guidance and support.

Benefits

A bootcamp on JavaScript, Leadership trainings, mentorship program, and apprenticeship programs. What should one expect to gain/learn during the fellowship?

  • Become skilled in JavaScript and learn more in the field through an apprenticeship program.
  • Practise networking, public speaking, and other professional skills through various events and opportunities.
  • Meet 14 other young women in technology with similar passion towards technology and leadership (and thus, make amazing friends!)
  • Grow to become an alumni of WLiT after the fellowship and even an executive member!

Eligibility

  • University students identifying as female studying IT related courses (Engineering, B.Sc.CSIT, BIM, etc) in Nepal.
  • Passionate about growing to take leadership positions in tech workforce.
  • Committed to attending most if not all programs and opportunities presented by WLiT during the fellowship term.
  • Able to attend the two-week boot camp.
  • Able to commit 1-3 months of apprenticeship program in companies as placed by WLiT

Selection process:

  • Submit an application online (http://bit.ly/WLiTFellowship2019).
  • 30 applicants will be invited for an interview during the fourth week of September.

Fees details

NRs. 3500/- with scholarships available in some cases.

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