We started imagiLabs because we believe that in order for technology to benefit everyone, we need diversity among its creators. Incredibly, women still make up less than 25% of the tech workforce in Europe.
We want to give coding superpowers 🦸♀️ to girls around the world so that they can grow up to be inventors, entrepreneurs, and change-makers thriving in our digital society - using technology to shape the future and solve problems that they are passionate about.
How do we do it? We have been working with hundreds of girls to make coding fun and relevant. Together we defined the 3 core principles of the imagiLabs world:
Coding is the new literacy. imagiLabs is here to plant the seed, nurture it, and see it grow into a new generation that will realize its full potential so that the world can realize all of its goals. 🌱
Our Founding Story
imagiLabs was founded by Dora and Beatrice in 2017, following a user-centred research project conducted during Dora's MSc studies in 2016. This is our second venture, following the weSTEM (women empowered in STEM) student club we founded in university, at NYU Abu Dhabi. Dora has a background in Human-Computer Interaction bringing a user centred design approach to the heart of the company, and loves high level views and low fidelity prototypes. Beatrice has studied Electrical Engineering and Machine learning and is the master of precision and perfection. Paula, who was the first member to join weSTEM at NYUAD, also joined us early in imagiLabs, and has been our lead developer since September 2018. She doesn’t only write excellent code but is una-paula-getic about her puns. Having experienced the lack of diversity both in our classrooms and workplaces, we are committed to changing the future landscape of this industry.
We are a small team representing many parts of the world working closely together to build up imagiLabs.