Dare to be conference celebrates International Women’s Day



Google Developers Group Islamabad and Women Techmakers Islamabad, jointly hosted a conference to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on the theme “Dare To Be.” The conference was a resounding success, featuring valuable insights from talented tech women and the industry’s brightest minds.

The event celebrated diversity by inviting not only professionals, but also students from various backgrounds, the transgender community and the differently abled, to motivate them to embrace their aspirations, ambitions, dreams, and share them with others. This years’ IWD theme was about encouraging each other to be their authentic selves, and to break stereotypes. The conference explored what it means to be audaciously bold, to walk through the world with courage and confidence.

The conference kicked with a keynote by Ali Naqi Rizvi, Co-Manager, Google Developers Group (GDG), who explained the background of GDG Islamabad, introduced the team, and took a trip down memory lane. Sarwat Rizvi, Women Techmakers Ambassador & Data Science Consultant, Convergent Business Technologies, dove into the details on what our theme “Dare To Be” truly means, how the agenda for this year’s IWD was intricately designed to provide a platform.