The Womensphere GLOBAL CODEFEST is a global movement, virtual event and celebration to empower the next generation of women to code solutions to humanity's greatest challenges and to help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

This is a global program of the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab (WILL) which pioneers, incubates, and scales STEAM*-powered and innovative approaches of empowering women and girls to create the future, and the Womensphere Incubator Network (WIN), a global initiative of the Womensphere Foundation to accelerate gender parity and inspire, train, and empower 1 million women and girls by 2020 (STEAM* = science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics).

We invite the participation of all women currently enrolled in universities and colleges around the world, across all majors, fields, and disciplines, to participate in this global coding competition and celebration.

Schedule & Timeline:

Global Expert Mentoring (GEM) Leadership Sessions (Virtual and Live) on SDGs, Coding, Art & Design, Video & Media, and Leadership in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics): Starting October 2018

Interscholastic Global Codefest Competition:  November 1 - 11, 2018

Announcement of Global Codefest Semi-Finalists: December 2018

Global Award Ceremonies: March 2019

Exhibit & Media on Global & Regional Finalists & Awardees: January 2019 to December 2019