When it comes to entrepreneurship and leadership roles, women often find it tough to reach the top. Years of gender bias haven’t made things easy. Luckily many prominent tech giants have interesting programs to empower women. Any working woman who is looking to upscale and grow in her career, can’t miss out on these opportunities. If you are thinking of revamping your career, you are in luck. Scroll down for some of the best programmes to turbocharger your career:
Adobe’s Women Returnee Internship program is all about women employees who are on a break for personal reasons and want to re-enter the workforce. According to their official site, “This bridge program is designed to empower returning women professionals with industry-first training, holistic guidance, inclusive environment, and opportunities to leapfrog in their careers with high-impact work.” From developing web applications to implementing product requirements, women are given amazing opportunities to rejoin the professional world.
Any working woman with up to 18 years of experience can enrol for DigiPivot. The program provides opportunities for women professionals to pivot into digital marketing. This free skill development initiative helps women to realise their passion for marketing and management.
Springboard By Microsoft
Microsoft believes that a career break is only a pause and they are bridging this gap with Springboard. The traineeship for women helps them to re-enter the workforce. Rajiv Burman, HR director, MS-IT shared an insight about the program. She said, “When we looked back at our Microsoft experience, what we found was we tend to lose women after four to five years they join us. We were able to bring a lot of them from campuses but started losing them. Then we went back and examined all the exits and the reasons why they were leaving.“
Google STEP Intern
STEP (Student Training in Engineering Program), formerly known as Engineering Practicum is the best first step a woman can take in the tech world. The internship program has a focus on providing development opportunities through technical training and professional development.
The intensive 6-week accelerator program has been designed to nurture and empower women-led early-stage Indian startups. The agenda is to build, grow, and scale a successful technology business with Amazon Web Services Marketplace. The program provides access to curated resources, mentorship and fundraising opportunities.
These programs are all about empowering women. So what are you waiting for? Start applying today!
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