The Womensphere GLOBAL CODEFEST is a global virtual event and celebration to inspire and empower the next generation of women to code solutions to humanity's greatest challenges and to help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
We invite the participation of all women currently enrolled in universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical/vocational schools around the world, across all majors, fields, and disciplines, to participate in this global innovation event.
Prizes & Awards:
Top 100 Global Codefest Entries & Teams: Profile in Media + Social Media Recognition + Certificates of Distinction + Special Gifts
Top 10 Global Codefest TeamsPlus: $10,000 in Cash Prizes for the Top 10 Global Codefest Teams + Womensphere Gold Medallion + Trophies + More Special Gifts
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 through December 2018
Virtual Global Codefest - Creation & Submission Period: January 7-29, 2018
Announcement of Global Codefest Top 100: March 8, 2018 (International Women’s Day)
Global Award Ceremonies: September 2019 during United Nations General Assembly week
Exhibit & Media on Global & Regional Finalists & Awardees: March 2019 to December 2019
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).
The inaugural Womensphere Global Videofest is part of this year’s Womensphere Festivaland 10th anniversary celebration.