TalentSprint has announced its Women Engineers Program (WE), supported by Google, to nurture 600 women software engineers from India over the coming three years, said a company statement issued today.
The programme is aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in technology by grooming promising talent among women engineering students to advance and contribute to the field. It is designed to support women engineers from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds.
The participation of women engineers in the technology sector globally still only stands at 26%, 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 is comprised of summer coding bootcamps, 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), a diversity initiative.
“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 creating a large pool of promising women engineers who can bring their engineering skills to the ecosystem, and to Google,” said Anand Rangarajan, engineering director at Google India.
“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,” said Santanu Paul, co-founder at TalentSprint.