Wentors and Tech4Dev Partner to Empower Women in Technology with Learning Scholarships.
Wentors, a non-profit organization focused on empowering women in technology, has partnered with Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative (Tech4Dev) to provide learning scholarships for women in technology across Africa. The partnership aims to bridge the gender gap in technology by providing access to quality learning opportunities for women who may not have the financial means to do so.
According to a report by the World Economic Forum, women remain underrepresented in the technology industry, with only 22% of tech jobs globally held by women. The report also highlights the importance of bridging the gender gap in technology, as it has the potential to drive economic growth and innovation in communities.
Through this partnership, Wentors and Tech4Dev will offer scholarships covering the cost of tuition, learning materials, and mentorship to selected women in technology who demonstrate a passion for learning and a commitment to advancing their careers in the industry. The scholarships will be available to women from all socio-economic backgrounds, with preference given to those from marginalized communities.
Speaking on the partnership, the founder of Wentors, EduAbasi Chukwunweike said, “We are excited about this partnership with Tech4Dev as it aligns with our mission to empower women in technology. We believe that by providing learning opportunities, we can help women build the skills they need to succeed in the industry and drive economic growth and innovation in their communities.”
Also commenting on the partnership, Tech4Dev’s Founder and President, Joel Ogunsola, said, “We are pleased to partner with Wentors to provide learning scholarships for women in technology across Africa. We believe that by investing in women, we are investing in the future of technology and innovation in Africa. To us at Tech4Dev, ensuring the inclusive and sustainable participation of women in tech is crucial not only for promoting gender equality but also for driving innovation and achieving long-term economic growth. “
The partnership between Wentors and Tech4Dev is a significant step towards bridging the gender gap in technology and empowering women to take on leadership roles in the industry. One of the biggest obstacles facing women in technology is access to education and training. Through this scholarship program, Wentors and Tech4Dev are providing women with the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in various areas of technology such as product management, data analysis, cybersecurity, and product design.
The program will also offer mentorship and networking opportunities to help women build relationships with industry professionals and gain valuable insights into the industry. This will help them to develop their careers and take on leadership roles in the industry.
Through this partnership, Wentors and Tech4Dev are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse technology industry by empowering women with the skills they need to succeed. The program aims to create a pipeline of talented women who can take on leadership roles in the industry and inspire the next generation of women in technology.
The scholarship program is open to women across Africa who are passionate about technology and are committed to advancing their careers in the industry. The application process is competitive, and candidates will be selected based on their academic achievements, their passion for technology, and their commitment to making a positive impact in their communities.
The scholarship program is just one of the many initiatives launched by Wentors to empower women in technology. The organization is committed to providing women with the tools they need to succeed in the industry, including mentorship, networking, and skills development opportunities.
Through partnerships like this one with Tech4Dev, Wentors is making a significant impact in the technology industry by creating more opportunities for women and breaking down the barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential. The partnership is also a testament to the power of collaboration in driving positive change in communities.