The meeting concluding the 3rd edition of the contest “Traineeship in the ICT sector for female students” within the framework of the social initiative “Girls in new technologies” was held on 17th September in the headquarters of GTECH Poland in Warsaw.
During the meeting, Magdalena Gaj, the President of the Office of Electronic Communications thanked the partners involved in the preparation and implementation of the project; she also congratulated the winners and presented them with honorary diplomas.
This year four new partners: Huawei, GTECH Poland, GFT Polska and Aviva joined the previous founders of traineeships: Microsoft, CISCO Poland, Motorola Solutions, SAS Institute, Sygnity and Telewizja Polska [Polish Television]. 10 universities became the academic partners: Lodz University of Technology, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Rzeszów University of Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Cracow University of Technology, Gdańsk University of Technology, Czestochowa University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Wrocław University of Technology and the Military University of Technology.
The overall number of 44 application forms was submitted to the organizers of the 3rd edition of the contest, 26 of them fulfilled the formal criteria of the contest. The contest committee selected 12 winners, which has been the highest number yet:
- Milena Końska (Military University of Technology) – GFT Polska
- Paula Kochańska (Warsaw University of Technology) – GTECH Poland
- Agnieszka Jarząbek (Wrocław University of Technology) – HUAWEI Polska
- Julia Rozenberg (Warsaw University of Technology) – Microsoft
- Natalia Wochtman (Warsaw University of Technology) – Microsoft
- Karolina Ślusarczyk (AGH University of Science and Technology) – Motorola Solutions Systems Polska
- Emilia Ławrynowicz (Warsaw School of Economics) – SAS Institute
- Karolina Teleon (Warsaw University of Life Sciences) – SAS Institute
- Karolina Sala (University of Warmia and Mazury) – Telewizja Polska S.A.
- Magdalena Haręźlak (Wrocław School of Information Technology) – Cisco Systems Poland
- Iga Rygielska (AGH University of Science and Technology) – Cisco Systems Poland
- Anita Pietrzyk (AGH University of Science and Technology) – Cisco Systems Poland
Summarising the 3rd edition of the contest, the President underlined that the increased interest in subsequent editions of the programme indicates that more and more young women not only starts to believe they have a career opportunity in the ICT industry, but also take specific actions to pursue a career in this sector. The participation of women in this sector is still too low, therefore the winners also have an important role to fulfil as, acting in their capacities as the ambassadors of the project, they may serve as an example and inspire their colleagues to choose such a career.
The agenda of the meeting included short presentations, thanks to which the participants learned about the course of traineeship and first professional projects tackled by the winners of the contest.
Please take a look at the photo gallery on the official funpage of the “Girls in new technologies” campaign.