In an attempt to uphold its diversity agenda, PayPal, the digital payments platform, has launched ‘Unity Bloom’, a five-month training and mentorship programme for 500 women students from across leading engineering colleges in India. Unity is PayPal’s employee resource group, which focusses on enabling a truly diverse culture and workforce within the company and technology sector. For the first phase of the programme, PayPal has partnered with WSquare.
As part of Unity Bloom, the Company, which helps to make e-commerce easier, will offer technical certification courses and live mentor sessions with industry leaders followed by an online hackathon. At the end of the programme, participants will be given a chance to apply for a job at PayPal and avail internship opportunities.
Jayanthi Vaidyanathan, senior director – HR, PayPal India, says that PayPal is focussed on building “a diverse and inclusive workforce, which enables women to rise up to their true potential.” Through Unity Bloom the Company wants to give “women engineers an opportunity to learn from experts in the sector and be a catalyst” and wishes to serve as a catalyst in getting more women to take careers in technology.”
“With the challenges in placement and recognition throughout 2020, this initiative provides a valuable opportunity for girl students to upskill in technology, with guided expertise and become industry ready in the new normal,” adds Vandhana, CEO & co-founder, WSquare.