First Ever TECH LADIES Event in the Philippines

By: Emelie Anggoy on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Unlike long time ago where women were just servants to men, women nowadays in almost ¾ of the world now possess equal rights to men. Gone are the days where women’s tasks are limited only to household chores and taking care of the children in the family. Thanks to the people who fought for women gender equality and pushed movements/activities letting the whole world know that women, just like men, are far more than any of that!

One of the great worth-mentioning communities that support and inspire women is Tech Ladies. This is a community for women that originated in Asia with a purpose to connect, learn, and advance women as programmers in the tech industry.

Tech Ladies is blossoming in Southeast Asia countries but not yet present in the Philippines. So, a group of independent techy women in Cebu wanted the community be expanded in the country. Thus, the birth of the the first ever Tech Ladies event in the Philippines that was held in Cebu City last February 24, 2017 at A Space Cebu.  The event encompassed lightning talks and networking over drinks. The main goal of the activity focused on motivating and supporting local women techmakers strive more for excellence and merit. It was a fun-filled getting to know session, great sharing of life struggles and creative gathering for women in Cebu.

What are the activities?
Games – By this, I really mean fun games! We wanted all women to be friends with each other and this is one way to achieve that. “The boat is sinking” game was very amusing. Through this, attendee’s talents that ranged from dancing, singing to beatboxing were flaunted and showcased in the open.
Motivational Talk for Women – There were three women speakers in the tech world who delivered very inspirational messages conveying the thought that women can be anything despite of struggles and challenges along the way.

Why did I join this?
I was a beginner programmer before I switched to System Administration kind of profession. I am an absolute supporter when it comes to women’s activities and improvement. Meeting new friends, listening to their unique life stories and learning a lesson or two are basically one of my 'wants' at this current stage of my life. I also believe that there’s more unimaginable things we can do.

This event is organized by independent women in tech volunteers in Cebu and our community partner A SPACE. Additional thanks go to our sponsors HappyWebs and Third Team Media.

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  1. You're a rare kind, dear! Lovely girl in the tech world! Great advocacy :)

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  2. You are truly passionate at what you do, Ems. Continue being an awesome tech lady. :)

  3. I am always amazed to girls who code. And I'm pretty sure there are plenty of them at Tech Ladies. It's so good to see that women empowerment is really getting attention nowadays especially for tech because boys mostly dominate this type of industry. Good job!

  4. #BabaePower! Even though we already see so many women who are influential and powerful in their own field, sad to say, there is still discrimination in some parts of the world. I always support women empowerment movements or causes so keep it up yow! ;)

  5. Keep it up Emelie and more power to you Ladies :)

  6. It's been a while since I heard an event organized by ladies for the ladies has happened. Maybe last time nako na-experience was the GBG Cebu Women event. I even forgot the name na. It's that dugay. Anyways, I hope this will go on and on na because a lot of ladies are doing well in the tech industry naman. :-)

  7. I'm proud to have a friend who's really an accomplished woman in the tech world! I hope to meet more people like you in future events and knock some sense into the world that women can jive with the men when it comes to tech! :D

  8. How come you do not write much about tech? You like it man diay so much. Be a tech lady uy like push it and who knows you will be a paid speaker rather than just an organizer. ;)

  9. Carlo is Right. You should've push tech blog. Haha para GirlTechie.. :D

  10. Why didn't I never heard of this?! Anyway, this sounds absolutely fun and would like to join next time!

  11. Way to go Tech Lady! I am looking forward to that day that Emelie Anggoy will be one of the sought after individual in tech industry. Push!