TalentSprint announced its Women Engineers Program (WE), supported by Google, to nurture 600 women software engineers from India over the coming three years.
As a part of this initiative, young and talented college students from varied socio-economic backgrounds will be identified via a detailed selection process and groomed through a rigorous multi-step training programme, supported by 100 per cent scholarships and annual stipends of Rs 1 lakh each.
TalentSprint WE, supported by Google, is aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in technology by grooming promising talent among women engineering students to advance and contribute to the field. Prioritising inclusion, the programme is designed to support talented women engineers from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Despite the fact that women famously played a pioneering role in the early decades of programming and technology, the participation of women engineers in the technology sector globally still only stands at 26 per cent, as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Offered as a one-year experiential programme for women college students entering their third and fourth years, TalentSprint WE are comprised of summer coding boot camps, live online classes, ongoing mentorship, certification and team-based projects to enhance problem-solving and computational thinking.
The initiative builds upon TalentSprint’s past experience with Women in Software Engineering (WISE), an innovative diversity programme that produced many promising women engineers, selected from second-tier colleges, who are now sought after by global technology firms.
“We are delighted to have Google supporting our Women Engineers Programme. The history of computing is replete with evidence that women bring a unique sensibility and refinement to the craft of software programming. Our goal will be to unleash that capability for the benefit of both Google and the industry. Beyond gender and socioeconomic diversity, we hope to create a whole new breed of talented software engineers who will influence the next wave of global technology development”, said Dr Santanu Paul, Co-founder and CEO at TalentSprint.
Apply for the programme before May 10. All the best!
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