Zain Launches 2nd version of ‘Women in Tech’ mentorship

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Press ReleaseZain Jordan has launched the second version of “Women in Tech” mentorship program, targeting female universities students in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, the mobile telecom provider said in a statement.اضافة اعلان

It said the latest version for the second consecutive year, launched because of the success of the earlier one, is part of Zain’s “continuous efforts to supporting and empowering women, and to enhancing women roles in the society through launching several initiatives and programs to promote women’s economic empowerment”.

Zain will “host participants in an intensive program of mentoring, to reinforce female technical and management skills, in addition to enable them to explore the job opportunities, as well as bridging the gender gap in STEM fields,” the statement said.

It said the move stems out of Zain’s belief that women are “capable of being creative and become change-makers in various fields, furthermore, this program also aligns Zain’s commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

When registration began in August, 400 female participants applied to the program from both public and private universities across the kingdom.

About 100 female students were selected to participate in a five-week program, peer-to-peer networking, and mentorship program that connects the participants to a group of experienced mentors and mentees.

The statement said the program also provided participants with an opportunity to “reach their full potential, seek guidance in joining the workforce, and explore career opportunities in technology industry, through workshops and sessions tackled STEM skills, work-life balance, overcoming and facing the challenges, leadership, team building, and career development”.

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