Google Looks to Inspire Women Tech Leaders

    December 2, 2008
    Chris Crum

Google is hosting a workshop for women engineers in an effort to reward female graduate students in computer science and provide inspiration for women to become "active participants and leaders in creating technology." Jessica Bagley at the Google Student Blog says it’s part of Google’s ongoing commitment to encouraging women to excel in computing and technology.

To qualify for the workshop, applicants must:

– be a female computer science students currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program at a university in the United States or Canada. Graduate students in any year of study are encouraged to apply.

– demonstrate academic excellence and leadership in the computing field
– maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 4.3 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in their current program

The event is three days long and will be all-expenses paid for as many as 75 applicants who are selected to participate in the workshop. It is being held at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View January 22-25. It will include technical alks, career workshops, and of course networking opportunities.

Participants will also get to tour the Googleplex and meet Google engineers. The deadline for applying is this coming Friday – Decemeber 5.