PayPal, a global leader in digital payments today announced the launch of Unity Bloom, a five -month training and mentorship program 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.
The program will include technical certification courses, live mentor sessions with industry leaders followed by an online hackathon. At the end of the programme, participants will be given an opportunity to apply for a job at PayPal and will also be given internship opportunities.
Speaking on the programme, Jayanthi Vaidyanathan, Senior Director, HR, PayPal India said, “Our focus in PayPal is to build a diverse and inclusive workforce which enables women to rise up to their true potential. The launch of Unity Bloom is another step in that direction giving women engineers an opportunity to learn from experts in the sector and be a catalyst to have more women take to careers in technology.”
"With the challenges in placement and recognition throughout 2020, this initiative provides a valuable opportunity for female students to upskill in technology, with guided expertise and become industry ready to the new normal.” said Vandhana, CEO & Co-Founder of WSquare.
PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 350 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com