The world has changed in a way quite unlike anything seen in lifetimes. This is more true for women with the rise in domestic violence cases, caring for children and elderly parents, homeschooling while working from home and more. The Expat Women, a dynamic social enterprise focused on educating and empowering women, has seen the urgent need to pool ideas and expertise in response to these challenges. In exciting news, The Expat Woman has announced they will be hosting “Women Hack the Crisis”, their sixth Hackathon and first virtual Hackathon, from April 30th to May 7th, 2020. No coding ability is required, and women across the globe are being invited to participate in the event. Sponsors are also welcome, along with media who would like to help spread the word.
“Our mission is to help women find solutions to the challenges they face now and post COVID-19,” commented Nyna Caputi, the Founder, and CEO of The Expat Woman. “When the lockdown is ended and this pandemic is finally over, it may take months for life to get back to normal. The solutions that our hackathon participants will work on at ‘Women Hack the Crisis’ will be extremely valuable immediately and in the days we will all face in the near future.”
Women who participate will be working in teams on one of eight different challenges where they will be able to network and use their ability in skills to generate solutions that can help themselves, other women and the greater community.
“We are excited to sponsor the Women Hack the Crisis event as part of our commitment to equity in data. As we’re learning that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting marginalized communities, a diversity of experiences, voices, and values are essential to designing and building data projects that will actually make a difference in this time of crisis. We are proud to partner with women across the globe to build solutions that will serve those who otherwise are underrepresented.” – Heather Krause, Founder of We All Count @Datassist, Canada
For more information and to register, be sure to visit https://www.theexpatwoman.com/hackathon
The Expat Woman is a global platform of diverse and dynamic women focused on engaging, educating and empowering our members worldwide through collaboration, content, and community. We have hosted over 350 plus online and offline events since 2014 in the SF Bay Area, New York, Canada, Hong Kong, and India.
Nyna Caputi the organizer of “Women Hack the Crisis” wears several hats. She is a filmmaker, startup founder, blogger, advocate, and speaker on gender violence, startups, cross-cultural skills, diversity and expat life.
She is the recipient of Women of the Year 2015, California State Assembly, District 14, Recipient, Woman of Distinction 2015, Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista and MediaMaker Fellow 2014, Bay Area Video Coalition and the Global Influencer Award 2019.
She has been interviewed and featured in the Huffington Post, ABC 7, NPR, Times of India, The Hindu, Zee News, Sony TV, The Telegraph, India West, India Currents, KALW radio, Women in Film and TV Vancouver, KPFA Women’s Magazine, Radio Zindagi and the Concord Pioneer.