JobsForHer and Emergent Alliance launch HerTech for Women in Tech

HerTech is a platform powered by JobsForHer for women in Technology across the globe, offering opportunities to upskill, take challenges, network, search for jobs, and explore resources for career growth. 

With a shared mission of fighting the effects of COVID-19 on our economy and the world using Tech skills, JobsForHer has partnered with Emergent Alliance for HerTech. 

The Emergent Alliance is the response from a growing number of global brands who believe in using Big Data for the greater good. It combines both private and public data sets with an aim to accelerate economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. 

This partnership will enable women to use their tech skills in the fight against COVID and network with companies from around the world while solving challenges posted on HerTech by Emergent Alliance. 

“We want the world economy to get better as soon as possible so people can get back to work. Our data innovation community can help do this and is at its best when it comes together for the common good,” said Caroline Gorski, Global Director, R2 Data Labs at Rolls-Royce. 

Today, there are only 26% of women in engineering roles in India and companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter — all of which are shaping our current and future lives — employ less than 20% women. What’s worse, is that nearly 50% of women drop out of tech after 8 years and move into non-core engineering roles, and only 7% of women manage to reach the C-suite — an unimpressive trend when compared to the rise in men’s careers in tech.

Learn more about why we need more women in tech here.

There are many roadblocks and concerns faced by women in the technology space.  According to a poll conducted by JobsForHer of 3000+ women in Technology who are searching for job opportunities, 33% of women in Tech said they are looking for opportunities to upskill in the latest technologies, 29% said they require challenges to showcase their skills. 22% said they want to network with other techies and 15% said they want mentorship from Tech leaders.  

“Evolving fields like AI are highly dominated by men and the resultant technology is also made from a skewed perspective, as it does not take into consideration half of the world’s population. The need for a platform like HerTech to empower women in the Tech space to press the reset button and surge forward in their careers is apparent today more than ever,” said Neha Bagaria, Founder and CEO, JobsForHer. 

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Women professionals can get access to courses, webinars and masterclasses in various technological skills, join exclusive virtual meetups with other women in technology, as well as apply for Tech jobs at top companies, all through HerTech. 

The COVID crisis has changed our world in many ways. Companies across the board have had to rethink their best practices and remodel their plans for business continuity. The need to digitise and automate has become critical to their survival and JobsForHer believes that this is the time for women in Technology to shine — by using their skills to shape the future that they want.

About HerTech

Women professionals can get access to courses, webinars and masterclasses in various technological skills, join exclusive virtual meetups with other women in technology, as well as apply for Tech jobs at top companies, all through HerTech. 

The need for a platform to enable women in the Tech space to press the reset button and surge forward in their careers is apparent today more than ever. Evolving fields like AI are highly dominated by men and the resultant technology is also made from a skewed perspective, as it does not take into consideration half of the world’s population. 

Find out more about how you can improve your skills in Tech here.

About JobsForHer

Incepted in 2015, JobsForHer connects the 1.85 million job aspirants registered on the platform to 7000+ companies across the country. Aside from matching the candidates to relevant job opportunities, the platform also offers mentorship for women looking to begin/restart their career. The brand also has over 400+ reskilling partner to assist women in reskilling/upskilling themselves before they join/re-join the workforce.

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