PayPal India has announced a training programme for 500 female students from some of the leading engineering colleges in India. Announcing this on Instagram, the payment platform posted, “Here @paypal we’re committed to empowering talented people from every background and perspective to thrive. Through Unity, a PayPal affinity group of women and men working together to create more opportunities for women at PayPal, we are focused on gender equality and gender balance.”
PayPal has partnered with WSquare for the first phase of the programme. The initiative will be executed by Unity Bloom, which is the employee resource programme of PayPal. It aims at setting diversity in the company in terms of both workforce and culture.
The training programme is going to cover technical certification courses and sessions with mentors who lead the industry. It will provide internship opportunities to the participating students along with a chance to apply for jobs at the Company.
Jayanthi Vaidyanathan, senior director for human resources, PayPal, commented, “Our focus in PayPal is to build a diverse and inclusive workforce, which enables women to rise up to their true potential.” She further added that launching Unity Bloom is yet another step towards providing women engineers a chance to learn from the leaders of the sector, which can be a catalyst to take their career a step ahead in the future. This will lead to diversifying of the industry culture in the long run.
Vandhana R, CEO and co-Founder of WSquare, said that in 2020 people, students and companies faced challenges in placement and talent recognition. This initiative will provide girl students the much needed opportunity to technically uplift themselves in the industry under the guidance of experts, and become industry ready.