Institute of International Education (IIE), a top US body in international education along with Goldman Sachs has announced a scholarship and mentoring programme for the Indian women.
The scholarship – ‘WeTech Goldman Sachs Scholars’ – will be merit based and top 25 Indian women will receive scholarship of $ 1,500 for 2017-18 academic year. According to an official statement, the women will also be connected with an experienced mentor from the global investment banking company for a six-month mentorship from June to December 2017.
“Engaging women at various stages from their academic years to a career is a critical step in addressing the gender gap often seen in the technology industry,” said Shubha Iyer, managing director in the Technology division at Goldman Sachs in Bengaluru.
“IIE and Goldman Sachs believe that providing young women university scholarships towards a degree in a STEM field and offering real-world career advice has tremendous impact on their ability to thrive in the global workforce,” said Allan Goodman, IIE president and CEO.
“This comes at a time when the tech industry around the world needs more women who are educated and trained to entering into STEM careers and work with peers across many different countries and cultures,” Goodman added.