Mission & vision statements

The Try IT Foundation, operating at the Faculty of Computer Science of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, was established in response to the need to increase the participation of women in the technology industry. Our mission is based on two key assumptions: empowering women and girls in the IT field and building a community that helps them develop professionally.

Currently, women are still underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, both in education and in the labor market. Too many girls and women drop out of science because of prejudice, social norms and lack of support. Our goal is to change this situation by providing inspiring educational programs, workshops and projects that not only teach basic IT skills, but also develop creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

We want to create a more diverse and equal environment in the technology industry, which is why we encourage women to actively participate in our programs, improve their digital skills and develop their careers in the IT sector. We strive to achieve this by conducting social dialogue, engaging industry leaders and supporting a community of experts who help women achieve success in technology.

We also make it a priority to empower girls and women to enter STEM fields of study and careers and stay the course. Through our activities, we aim to increase the participation, achievement and continued participation of girls and women in STEM education, as well as increase awareness of the importance of STEM education for professional development.