It seems as if Google strongly believe that there is a lot more room in the tech industry for women to excel, especially in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and it’s going to do something about it.
As part of its Google in Education project, in order to encourage women in the fields of computer science, computer engineering and other technical fields the search giant will be offering successful candidates conference and travel grants to attend various technology conferences around the world.
In the announcement, Google says that the winner will be awarded up to 1000 Euros in travel and accommodation costs, to be paid after the conference as well as free registration.
However, in order to apply, candidates are required to meet certain criteria that include demonstrating a strong academic background in the specific fields mentioned, displaying a sense of leadership and of course attending the core days of the conference.
At this point eligible conferences include Product Management Festival in Zurich, EuroBSDcon in Malta, Flossie in London and Velocity in London. More conferences will be added to the list soon, says Google.