ArabWIC Oman Chapter
The Oman chapter of Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC) recently hosted its first event on 16th of September 2015. Held at ‘The Lounge,’ ArabWIC invited Arab women interested in information technologies and computing to have an open discussion with guest speaker Maryam Al Alawi, owner of Wassm Media. Al Alawi shared her experiences in how she began working in IT and launched her career, as well as ideas for the future of women’s employment in the IT sector in the Sultanate and the region.
Ambassador of the Oman chapter, Marwa Al Habsi, said, ‘It is so exciting to start the ArabWIC group in Oman and begin much needed conversations about women in the IT sector. The first event was a great success and Maryam inspired us to be entrepreneurs in the IT sector.’
Founded in 2012, the goal of ArabWIC is to support, inspire, retain, encourage collaboration among, increase visibility of and help elevate the status of Arab women in computing and allow them to achieve their career goals. There are chapters of the organization across the Middle East North Africa region, with Oman’s chapter of ArabWIC launched in May of this year by Marwa Al Habsi and Asya Al Jabri.
ArabWIC Oman plans to host more events, learning opportunities and offers many scholarships for international conferences. All Arab women interested in computing or IT, from students, to professionals and business owners, are invited to join ArabWIC by visiting www.arabwic.org for more information.
Meet our Oman Chapter Ambassador Marwa Al Habshi Here!