A young Pakistani girl, Krinza Momin, has set a new bar for milestones as she takes the tech industry by storm, forging ahead in a field typically dominated by men.
In an unexpected move, Pakistan’s young tech talent has been recognized by Google SouthAsia, shedding light on women empowerment in the country. Krinza Momin, a student from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), was selected as a Developer Student Club Lead, which allowed her confidence and leadership ability to flourish as she met new mentors, learned new skills and built a global network.
Raised in the city of Hyderabad, and then Karachi, she said, “My life was going on in Hyderabad. I used to see the people working on the magical boxes called computers. I used to get fascinated by it a lot because you could actually use it for talking to people around the world. While I was using the computer, I used to see a lot of men using the computer.”
She was encouraged to take a deep dive into the world of technology by her father. “My father encouraged me to join computer sciences, a field which is actually pre dominate by men, so I was surprised to find that I was one of the only two girls in my class,” she said.
Finally, she mustered up the courage to apply to DSC as a Lead for her university, and got accepted- going on to win two national Hackathons, as well as the DSC Signature Competition, the Global Solutions Challenge.
“With DSC, I learnt the art of interacting people, pitching my ideas at hackathons, linking with stakeholders and also problem solving,” she said.
The Developer Student Clubs are university based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. All undergraduate or graduate students are welcome to participate in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community.
Krinza’s story was tweeted out by the The Ministry of Information and Technology Telecommunication (MOITT), shedding light on the importance of women empowerment, as well as Krinza’s milestone achievements in a field dominated by men.
Source: 24NewsHd, Google SouthAsia