TalentSprint, announced Rs 1 lakh of scholarship under the program “Women Engineers Program, supported by Google, to nurture 600 women software engineers that it is offering a scholarship for keen aspirants.
Women Engineers Program has a goal to address the gender imbalance in technology by training women engineering students to advance and contribute to the field. As a part of this initiative, this program aims to support the women engineers 100% scholarships and annual stipends of Rs 1 lakh eachfrom underprivileged backgrounds.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the participation of women engineers in the technology sector globally still only stands at 26%. TalentSprint WE consists of summer coding bootcamps, live online classes, ongoing mentorship, certification and team-based projects. The candidates who will get selected will get access to the Google ecosystem. The batch will begin between May 20-27, 2019.
This program, supported by Google, where Anand Rangarajan, the Engineering Director at Google India quoted and explained about the program.
“The inclusion of women at every stage of the process to create universally relevant technology products is critical and we are committed to facilitating gender and socioeconomic diversity among software engineers worldwide. We look forward to this program creating a large pool of promising women engineers who can bring their exceptional engineering skills to the ecosystem, and to Google. We are excited to support TalentSprint in this initiative, who have done exceptional work in the area.” says Anand Rangarajan.
“We are delighted to have Google supporting our Women Engineers Program. 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.