TalentSprint to skill 1,000 women IT engineers

TalentSprint to skill 1,000 women IT engineers
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Initially launched by TalentSprint in 2013 in partnership with BVRIT Women’s College in Hyderabad with the aim of creating world-class women engineers from within lesser-known colleges, the WISE initiative is now being run in collaboration with many academic and industry partners. 

Hyderabad: TalentSprint, a Hyderabad-based skill development and training company, on Friday said that it would deploy its exclusive WISE (Women in Software Engineering) programme to skill and empower 1000 young women graduates who can aspire for advanced technical roles in the global information technology (IT) sector over the next three years.

Initially launched by TalentSprint in 2013 in partnership with BVRIT Women’s College in Hyderabad with the aim of creating world-class women engineers from within lesser-known colleges, the WISE initiative is now being run in collaboration with many academic and industry partners.

Globally, women have less access to complex technology assignments compared to men. Through our WISE programme, we hope to bridge this gender bias as we believe diversity in the workplace is extremely important in today’s technology world,” Santanu Paul, TalentSprint’s Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, told reporters here on Friday.

Women bring a different perspective and sensibility that is required to build successful technology organisations. Our programme, therefore, mentors and develops women software engineers from lesser-known colleges to compete head –to-head with IITians, NITians and IIITians,” he added.

WISE is a boot-camp style programme based on experiential and self-learning. It equips select women graduates with the latest industry tools, modern programming practices and helps them to secure positions at top software companies in the country.

Some of its graduates have been mentored by top women engineers at Microsoft, launched their apps on Microsoft and Android App Stores, made it to Google Summer of Code, won the national IT skill competition, and been selected to represent India at the World Skill Olympics.

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