Cloud Talent Specialists Launch New Program to Help Keep Women in Tech
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud talent firm Tenth Revolution Group has announced its latest initiative to tackle inequality in tech. The MentorMe program, which launches this week, will see experienced IT leaders guiding newer tech professionals with the aim to retain and attract more women to the industry.
According to a recent study by Girls Who Code, 50% of women leave the industry by the age of 35, a figure that needs to be reduced as most cloud platforms are facing a critical skills shortage. MentorMe will pair experienced tech leaders with female professionals at all levels to offer a free mentorship program aimed at guiding them through a long and successful career in IT, in platforms including AWS, Salesforce and Microsoft.
“Tech needs women working in it,” said Zoë Morris, President of Tenth Revolution Group. “There’s a real shortage of talent right now, exacerbated by the fact that organizations are expanding their digital footprint more than we’ve ever seen before. At a time when the industry has a critical labor shortage, we need to be creating the infrastructure for our industry to be more inclusive toward women.”