Leading mobility platform – Bolt has relaunched the Drive for Women in Tech (#Drive4WITech) initiative, to mark International Women’s Day month.
The goal is to provide equal opportunities for women in the field of technology and improve overall gender equality in the mobility sector. The initiative includes an internship program for young women who choose to start a career in technology, regardless of their educational background.
The Bolt #Drive4WITech internship offers opportunities in operations, public relations, marketing and engineering with access to excellent learning from senior Bolt executives to young women across Africa.
The program launched for the first time in 2021 has been a great success with massive participation. At the end of the program, some of the trainees were retained full-time by the company. The 2022 internship program aims to expand the achievement of the Bolt Initiative and further close the gender gap in the technology sector.
Bolt Country Director Oludele Dare said, “At Bolt, we understand the importance of a diverse and inclusive society for development. We provide equal opportunities to members of our community and recognize some of the barriers preventing young women from breaking into technology.
“Therefore, we have created the #Drive4WITech program to provide capacity building for young women and create a gender balance to make an impact in the tech industry. The internship program provides young women with little or no background in technology, but a desire to break into the industry, a rare opportunity to thrive in the field.
The organization added that for young women to be part of the internship program, they must complete an online form and submit a short video introducing themselves to be selected. “The #Drive4WITech application will be open throughout March, while recruitment will take place in April. Successful candidates will be announced in May and the internship will take place in May and June.