Empowering women through technology

We believe that all women can have a successful career in IT and Tech, regardless of their background. All you need is a great amount of courage, perseverance, and curiosity.

Techionista says goodbye

After an 8-year journey filled with an incredible number of Techionista courses, job fairs, events, and media appearances. After educating more than 1000 Techionista talents, hundreds of whom are now successfully working in the world of Data & AI, we have decided to draw it to a close.

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Where it all began

Techionista was founded in 2017, when Vivianne Bendermacher and Tamira van Roeyen decided it was time to act for more diversity and inclusion in IT. After years of experience in media as an editor-in-chief and a digital transformation manager, they realized that they lacked IT and Tech skills and they noticed that this was the case for many women. When they took a deep dive into the status of women in IT and Tech, they discovered that a lot of women are at risk of losing their jobs in the upcoming years due to digitalization, automation, and robotization.

So they decided to take on one of the greatest challenges of our time: realizing more inclusion and diversity in the IT & technology labor market. Today, together with a great team and a network of organizations and business partners, they have (re)trained over 700 women to work in IT and Technology.

Our mission

Techionista is committed to empowering people through technology. We aim to close the gender gap and create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive job market, where more women work in IT and technology.

In the world of IT and tech, women are severely underrepresented. If we want to maintain the position of women in the labor market, we must take action. We have to empower women with IT and tech skills. This is where Techionista comes in. We inspire through tech, educate, and coach into future-proof jobs. Our academy is inclusive for everyone but to achieve our goal, we mainly focus on women.