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IWD: Moniepoint opens applications for Women in Tech program

Fintech company, Moniepoint Inc has announced the launch of the 4th edition of its Women-In-Tech initiative aimed at bridging the gender gap in the tech industry.
The call for applications was announced to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day celebration with the campaign themed ‘Inspire Inclusion’, which calls for action to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create environments where all women are valued and respected.
According to a statement from the company, the 6-month internship programme which is aimed at ensuring that young women have access to building a career in technology will see 10 women take on roles in various teams that include Cloud Engineering, Backend Engineering, Technical Product Management, Data Engineering, Systems Administration, Technical Support and User Experience. Christened as the Dream 10, these women will be provided with direct mentorship during the internship.
Other perks include; a salary, work tools, merch, the opportunity to work on live projects during the internship, and an offer of full-time employment depending on assessment post-internship.

Objectives of the initiative

Highlighting what the company aims to achieve with the program, Moniepoint stated:

 

• “The goal of the Women in Tech initiative has always been to provide women with the opportunity to grow their skills by gaining the necessary experience to advance their careers.

• “As such, selected applicants get to spend time working on real projects to help shape digital finance in Africa.”
It added that alumni from the program have become active contributors to the development of their products making a huge difference in the world while making significant strides within the tech ecosystem.

Fostering digital inclusion

Speaking on this year’s edition, Chinaza Nduka-Dike, Head, People Operations at Moniepoint Inc noted that with this initiative the organization is going over and beyond inspiring digital inclusion to demonstrating a genuine commitment to making a difference in the lives of women.

• “Increasingly we are seeing that diversity, inclusion can ignite innovation and growth. Intentional outreaches such as our Women in Tech which have helped to increase female representation and have had a transformative power to create meaningful inclusion while ensuring that we can keep pace with the talent development in a global economy.

• We have been able to fill talent gaps while giving women great jobs and a sustainable livelihood. Looking back at the past editions, we are filled with an immense sense of pride at the progress made and looking forward to adding more women to the pool who in turn can grow as leaders and build thriving, successful organizations”, she said.

The internship is open to women across Africa who are interested in starting a career in technology. Interested applicants can find out more about available roles and apply for the programme via the Women in Tech website.

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