A new scholarship aims to close the gap for women in tech by offering female-led startups in the tech space a chance to compete for a $100k worth of mentoring, courses, workshops and introductions to influencers and thought leaders in the tech community.
The scholarship is a collaboration between Tech Ready Women and Academy Xi who hope it will foster more opportunities and break down the barriers for women in the startup space.
The 12-month scholarship combines Academy Xi’s first full-time Growth Marketing course with Tech Ready Women’s 12-week accelerator program and mentoring.
Tech Ready Women, which was named Accelerator of the Year at the 2017 Australasian Startup Awards, has been specifically designed for non-tech women who want to step confidently into the tech space.
The Tech Ready Women program has already produced a number of ‘success’ stories, whilst Academy Xi has produced over 800 alumni and has partnered with numerous organisations such as Isobar, Code Like a Girl, and TechFugees to award scholarships to disadvantaged youth.
Christie Whitehill, CEO and Founder of Tech Ready Women, said she is on a mission to accelerate the rate of women entering the tech space.
“Women in technology face an undeniable uphill battle, and I have seen that interactive education and mentoring can make it possible for non-tech women to confidently become founders of tech start-ups that are on the path of success. Women want to be involved in tech, but we need to do more to support them throughout the journey.”
For more information or to apply for the Women in Tech Scholarship Fund: https://academyxi.typeform.com/to/mosbRZ