Anwesha Chatterjee - Round 1, 2018 Champion

Creating a future of women coders

Located in Brisbane

Anwesha Chatterjee is passionate about engaging women about technology. With a drive to inspire others to explore IT as a career pathway, Anwesha strongly encourages women to learn coding and programming skills.

Anwesha’s enthusiasm for computer programming started in her high school years in India, finding the language of computers interesting and refreshing to learn. Moving to Brisbane to further her computing studies, Anwesha discovered there were few women in her IT classes; an environment unparalleled to educational settings she had experienced in India. Aspiring to improve gender diversity in the tech industry, Anwesha has since dedicated her time to providing the female mentorship she once sought.

When Anwesha decided to upskill and noticed a lack of JavaScript courses available for women, she founded Node Girls Brisbane, the Queensland chapter of Node Girls Australia. This community organisation provides free programming workshops for women, non-binary and transgender people wanting to learn how to code or expand their coding knowledge.

Since August 2017 Anwesha has hosted successful Node Girls workshops which introduce women to digital technologies with the help of fellow software engineers as mentors and fellow organisers. With a desire to build a strong female community of coders, Anwesha has partnered with fellow tech communities such as Women Who Code, Brisbane JavaScript Meetup and Brisbane Tech Newbies to successfully grow Node Girls and make her events accessible to the community.

In addition to her work as a software engineer at Red Hat, Anwesha dedicates a large amount of time to mentoring others on their digital journeys. She has volunteered as a mentor with CoderDojo, an organisation that teaches young people coding skills in a fun, creative environment. She was also a judge in the FIRST LEGO League, a competition for children to design, build and program robotics.

As a Community Digital Champion, Anwesha plans to grow the number of women participating in coding by:

  • hosting JavaScript and Node workshops to support others to learn how to code and develop knowledge about programming
  • leading soft-skills workshops to support women to enhance their confidence within the IT industry
  • supporting Tech Girls are Superheroes to help girls build confidence with technology and learn hands-on entrepreneurial skills.


Anwesha is nominated by: Node Girls Australia


Creating a future of women coders

Located in Brisbane

Anwesha Chatterjee is passionate about engaging women about technology. With a drive to inspire others to explore IT as a career pathway, Anwesha strongly encourages women to learn coding and programming skills.

Anwesha’s enthusiasm for computer programming started in her high school years in India, finding the language of computers interesting and refreshing to learn. Moving to Brisbane to further her computing studies, Anwesha discovered there were few women in her IT classes; an environment unparalleled to educational settings she had experienced in India. Aspiring to improve gender diversity in the tech industry, Anwesha has since dedicated her time to providing the female mentorship she once sought.

When Anwesha decided to upskill and noticed a lack of JavaScript courses available for women, she founded Node Girls Brisbane, the Queensland chapter of Node Girls Australia. This community organisation provides free programming workshops for women, non-binary and transgender people wanting to learn how to code or expand their coding knowledge.

Since August 2017 Anwesha has hosted successful Node Girls workshops which introduce women to digital technologies with the help of fellow software engineers as mentors and fellow organisers. With a desire to build a strong female community of coders, Anwesha has partnered with fellow tech communities such as Women Who Code, Brisbane JavaScript Meetup and Brisbane Tech Newbies to successfully grow Node Girls and make her events accessible to the community.

In addition to her work as a software engineer at Red Hat, Anwesha dedicates a large amount of time to mentoring others on their digital journeys. She has volunteered as a mentor with CoderDojo, an organisation that teaches young people coding skills in a fun, creative environment. She was also a judge in the FIRST LEGO League, a competition for children to design, build and program robotics.

As a Community Digital Champion, Anwesha plans to grow the number of women participating in coding by:

  • hosting JavaScript and Node workshops to support others to learn how to code and develop knowledge about programming
  • leading soft-skills workshops to support women to enhance their confidence within the IT industry
  • supporting Tech Girls are Superheroes to help girls build confidence with technology and learn hands-on entrepreneurial skills.


Anwesha is nominated by: Node Girls Australia