From the early days of Criteo, giving back has been part of us, of our identity and DNA. We have grown, and our responsibilities have grown as well. In 2017, we launched the “Women In Engineering” (WIE) group, whose objective is to promote diversity. People within Criteo do a fantastic job, partnering with various foundations and associations to support women practicing, studying or getting involved in a scientific career.
With WIE initiative, CriteoLabs sponsored the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world largest gathering of women technologists, where more than 22000 women gathered in Houston, Texas to network, learn and get inspired.
We want to be part of the movement that advances the change in the tech world. As part of this commitment, a portion of our contribution to this phenomenal event was dedicated to funding 3 local US students to attend the GHC:
Being part of such a change seems like an evidence to us. We were proud to fund 3 local US students to attend the GHC:
- Christine Malloy, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
- Alycia Lee, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
- Yujun (June) Chen, Rice University, Houston, Texas
They had the opportunity to access academic workshops and meet other women who are active in the field of tech to start building their network.
As part of our commitment to support more women in tech, our WIE group invited the student scholars to join us at the fair and social events, so that they could exchange with our engineers about their life and career.
In the words of Yujun (June) Chen “It is a very valuable experience, as I previously had never met so many girls who love technology. They are courageous, ambitious, and very inspiring. I came to the conference with some doubts about my future. After so many conversations and discussions, I found some of my questions answered and am more confident. Therefore, I’m really grateful that I got this ticket from you. It helped me gain more insight into life as a female engineer outside of school, which is a precious aspect that I could seldom learn about.”
We are delighted that providing this experience will give them more confidence, opportunities, and a positive outlook on the future of women in tech. Our goal is to inspire & motivate them to stay on this path and be the role models of tomorrow for young girls interested in the world of technology.
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