Tech start-up entrepreneur’s and founder’s are in most cases male. Names like Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook, Sergey and Larry from Google and Peter Thiel and Elon Musk from PayPal usually take the spotlight when it come’s to entrepreneur’s who people look up to. But what about the ladies? In fact, there are a number of very successful female entrepreneur’s for girls to look up to.

To encourage more female entrepreneur’s to get a piece of the start-up action in China, Rails Girls Beijing is holding a class on Saturday December 15th to teach them how to code in Ruby on Rails for free. Be quick though, sign up applications close on Friday December 14th. You can sign up here in Chinese or here in English.

For some background, Rails Girls is an organization out of Finland that organizes two-day workshops giving women an introduction to Ruby on Rails, an open-source web framework. The movement has since spread around the world with events held in Finland, Singapore, America, India, Japan, Brazil etc.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.