Bolt Provides Equal Opportunities for Women in Technology
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Women who intend to grow bigger in the male-dominated technology industry but have been constrained because of various factors now have an opportunity to achieve greatness.
This is because a leading mobility platform, Bolt, is providing equal opportunities for women in technology through the Drive for Women in Tech (#Drive4WITech) initiative.
The policy was returned to improve overall gender equality in the mobility sector. With this initiative, young women can partake in an internship programme regardless of their existing educational background.
The Bolt #Drive4WITech internship offers opportunities in operations, public relations, marketing, and engineering with access to excellent learning from top Bolt executives to young women across Africa.
The immersive programme was first launched in 2021 and recorded great success with massive participation. At the end of the programme, some of the interns were retained in full-time positions by the company.
The 2022 internship program aims to extend the achievement of the Bolt initiative and further bridge the gender gap in the technology sector.
To be part of the internship, intending participants must fill out an online form and send a short video pitching to be selected. The #Drive4WITech application will be open throughout March, while recruitment will be in April. Successful candidates will be announced in May, and the internship will run through May and June.
“At Bolt, we understand the importance of a diverse and inclusive society for development. We provide equal opportunity to members of our community and recognise some of the barriers limiting young women from breaking into tech.
“Hence, we created the #Drive4WITech programme to ensure capacity building for young women and create a gender balance for impact in the technology industry.
“The internship programme provides young women with little to no experience in tech but a desire to break into the sector a rare opportunity thrive in the field,” the Country Manager for Bolt, Oludele Dare, said.