2008 Systers Pass It On Award Winner
To purchase a laptop for work towards empowering women through technology
Gayatri is starting Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), a not-for-profit organization that intends to empower women through technology. The organization aims at increasing women’s awareness, interest and participation in technology in order to decrease the gender divide in technology usage and to increase women’s participation in the technical workforce and in policy making. Her PIO award work. In the most remote rural areas of India, where there are no computers or electricity, she can use the laptop to show women what computers are and how they work. Once FAT gets more funding to purchase its own laptops, she intends to donate this laptop to a girl student studying computing who needs help in buying a computer.