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GRIT (Girls Rising In Technology)


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WiT offer educational and hands-on STEM programs that promote creativity and innovation, and inspire girls to pursue STEM-related careers. GRIT programs have so far reached out to 50 schools and engineering colleges, covering 200 girls across different cities. The offered programs help girls identify pathways to careers in STEM through engagement with women& men executives in STEM-related fields and STEM experiences provided by companies in Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi/NCR, Hyderabad, Pune Girls Rising In Technology programs are made possible through the generosity of corporate sponsorships and support. Program speakers, mentors and committee members volunteer their time to create a difference in the lives of the future generation.
(For Teacher, Parents & Candidates)
(For Volunteering as part of GRIT team)

GRIT Programs Include

  1. STEM Career session for girl child in schools (from class 5 to class 10): These Sessions are targeted towards girls from middle schools to high school and are aimed at generating curiosity and awareness about STEM related career among young girls.
  2. WiT Select- Mentor Protégé Program through WIT Select: The Mentor Protégé programs are targeted towards girls from high schools through the college as well as working professionals who are at the commencement of their career. In these programs, a highly qualified professional acts as a Mentor, and helps with preparation for the functioning of various roles in the Tech industry along with having the right attitude and mindset in order to succeed more. These Mentors also helps them with Career Counseling to ease off any kind of confusions or fears they might have while moving forward in the STEM sector.
  3. Girls Rising in Technology Scholarship Program: According to the Sixth Economic Census released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, women constituted 14% of the total entrepreneurship. In 2018, women-led companies accounted for just 15% of the total funding deals in the start-up ecosystem. We believe women owned and women-led initial start-ups need backers. Thus, each year GRIT provides funding to Women Entrepreneurs along with scholarships to meritorious girls. WiT provided scholarships worth INR 30,00,000/- to 12 meritorious girls to pursue engineering from India’s top engineering institutes - IIT Mumbai, IIT Delhi, IIT Chennai and IIT Roorkee.

Girls Rising in Technology is guided by 5 core beliefs

  1. Clarity
  2. Conviction
  3. Courage
  4. Confidence
  5. Connect

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