After Two Successful Years, Girls in Tech Luxembourg Rebrands as WeSTEM+

WeSTEM+ I 4:06 pm, 8th July

Girls in Tech Luxembourg is excited to announce its rebranding to WeSTEM+ (Women Excel in STEM), reflecting our expanded mission and commitment to empowering underrepresented groups in all STEM fields. After two successful years of fostering talents and innovation within the technology sector under the umbrella of the world known brand Girls in Tech, this evolution marks a new chapter in our journey to support and inspire women and underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

We hold immense gratitude for having been part of one of the oldest and most respected global initiatives to empower women in tech. This decision follows the global closure of the Girls in Tech brand due to financial difficulties faced by the headquarters. While this was not a light decision, it was the right course of action to ensure the continued pursuit of our mission to close the gender gap in STEM fields.

About WeSTEM+

WeSTEM+ builds on the foundation laid by Girls in Tech Luxembourg, extending our focus to encompass a broader range of STEM disciplines. Our goal is to create a more inclusive community where women and other underrepresented groups can excel in any STEM field, whether they are just starting their careers or are seasoned professionals. And to keep the legacy of Girls in Tech, we will be part of a global network of talented STEM professionals invested in helping underrepresented minorities to join the STEM sector.

Key Highlights:

1. Expanded Mission: WeSTEM+ aims to support women and other underrepresented groups across all STEM fields (represented by the “+”), providing resources, mentorship, technical trainings and networking opportunities to help them succeed and lead in their chosen careers.

2. Inclusive Community: By broadening our scope, we seek to foster a more diverse and inclusive environment, welcoming minorities from all backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, genders, races, and disciplines within STEM.

3. Enhanced Programs and Events: WeSTEM+ will continue to offer high-quality programs and events, including workshops, speaker series, hackathons, and mentorship programs, now tailored to a wider audience within the STEM community.

4. Collaborative Initiatives: We keep the support of our current sponsors and partners and will strengthen partnerships with educational institutions, corporations, and other organizations to create more opportunities for in STEM and to address the unique challenges these minorities face.

Statement from the Board

Vasilki Moschou – Co-Founder: "I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the past two years. WeSTEM+ represents not just a change in name but a bold affirmation of our commitment to innovation, inclusivity, and excellence. We are seizing a fantastic opportunity to showcase to our community the incredible potential we all have when we come together."

Arnaud Clement – Advisory Board Member: “What drives me the most is the strength and dynamism of this beautiful community. It needs support to further connect with its Luxembourgish ecosystem, yet no Luxembourgish startup has managed to grow from 0 to 350 members in such a short time. I’m proud to be part of this adventure.”

Jerome Huggup – Advisory Board Member: “The WeSTEM+ community empowers women to transition into IT roles through comprehensive training and mentorship. By offering IT bootcamps, career workshops, and networking opportunities, they bridge the gender gap in tech. Their dedicated mentors guide participants through the challenges of entering a male-dominated field, ensuring they gain the confidence and skills needed for success. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, this community is transforming lives and strengthens the tech industry by fostering a new generation of talented female IT professionals”.

Magdalena Cordero – Advisory Board Member: “I spent 40 years working in the data and information technology domain, a woman in a male-dominated world. I have always fought to give visibility and support to women in this and other domains. When I discovered WeSTEM+ community I was surprised by its enthusiasm, openness, vision, generosity and, mainly, its amazing ability to execute. I share all their principles and here I am, supporting WeSTEM+ and asking for your support”.

Upcoming Events

Our next events and programs will be announced shortly on our new website and social media – stay tuned!

Join Us

We invite all current and prospective members, partners, and supporters to join us in this exciting new chapter. Together, we can make a significant impact on the representation and success of women and underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields in Luxembourg and greater region.

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