About – Our Story

Who we are

Women AI  Academy was founded on the lessons learned and experiences from over 27 years in the business world.

Naz, the initiator, is a crazy engineer and “wants to improve the world for women”.

As a side project to her corporate job, in 2012 she started to study issues for gender-equality in tech especially from her perspective of a working mum with 2 school-aged kids.

During this time she networked with experts around the world, joined in conferences and participated in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Mentorship projects. She searched and reviewed the best practices not only from Europe but also from the USA and from Australia.

As part of her corporate assignments and independent research she has developed valuable insights into the digital industrial revolution, new working culture of digital technology, artificial intelligence, ethical issues in artificial intelligence, data science and as a result she decided to develop an online teaching organisation to enable women to build successful digital technical careers.

Our Vision

Our vision is to promote equality in the technical workplace by

  • enabling more women to apply for technical jobs and
  • consulting employers on implementation of women / family friendly work-organisations.

Our core principles

  • Equality: Eradicating discrimination based on gender, ethnic origin, belief, social background, skin color etc. We should eliminate the gender-bias / stereotyping from the minds of future generations.
  • Social Mobility: Everyone should have the opportunity to grow their career and as a result their social status and women should not be obliged to choose between family and a career.
  • AI / Digital focus: We think that women have superb built-in skills needed for the digital and technical workplace and in order to progress digital technology women need to be equally represented in the workplace.

Our team

We prequalify and engage experts who share our vision. Our experts are coming from various backgrounds and eager to support our community.

How we add value

We aim to bring 2 critical dimensions: ever increasing need for women empowerment and the workforce need for digital technologies.:

  • We analyse the needs for women, especially mums who want to build a successful career that combines family commitments.
  • We advise technical employers how to implement impactful measures for gender-equality, women/ family friendly organisations and how to attract and retain Women in Tech.

We clustered  the skills that are needed to have a successful technical career and a harmonized personal life in 3 categories:

  • Mindset skills ( solutions how to deal with typical women/mum challenges)
  • Soft skills ( solutions how to deal with personal and team challenges)
  • Digital technical skills ( solutions for required technical jobs)

We provide an online based platform for women to take advantage of our own concept: Digital Learning Circles.  To support our community we also offer free webinars to build the core skills required by employers.

Our solution partners and best-practice owners are selected carefully and monitored continuously for the performance and quality.

As a side effect we want to facilitate real good-practice exchange between english and german speaking communities. Therefore we publish content in both languages and provide solutions in both languages.