In a recent study published by McKinsey & Company, women represent only 34.4% of employees in the world’s top 5 largest tech companies; women of colour represent just 18% of entry-level positions.
Recognizing the importance of diversity in the workplace, Uvaro has partnered with BWOSS, and Garage Capital to bring $50,000 worth of training scholarships to women of colour, helping them make career transitions into the tech sales sector.
“It is time for the tech sector to address the disparity in representation,” says Donna Litt, Co-Founder and COO of Uvaro, a tech sales career accelerator.
“With studies showing that women are twice as likely to have been laid off during the pandemic versus their male counterparts, re-training scholarships are critical to ensuring that women are able to successfully secure employment, especially with recovery efforts underway.”
The partnership unlocks $50,000 in paid scholarships to individuals who identify as women of colour making a career transition into the technology sector.
The new scholarship is the first of a series of initiatives undertaken by the partnership to make the technology sector more accessible to women of all backgrounds.
Individuals interested in learning more about the scholarship fund or in applying can email Uvaro at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be notified when the application form is available online.