Ingressive For Good Design Scholarship for Women
It’s women’s month! Women worldwide are celebrated for their achievements and actionable steps towards equality.
The theme for this year’s celebration was ‘Break the Bias’. To raise awareness about challenging the stereotypical barriers, discrimination, and bias against women. This topic seems particularly relevant for the legal and technological fields, which both have long histories of being male-dominated industries. In 1970, women only accounted for 13.6% of bachelor’s in computer science graduates.
This number has increased in the last few years as more women are coming up as role models; awareness is raised to eliminate the idea that tech is hard and just meant for boys/men because they do the harder stuff.
Everyone — parents and educators have a role to play together to help girls maintain their confidence and curiosity in STEM subjects. Young girls and professional women already in the field can become mentors, and role models to young girls around them, while men can help create a more inclusive workspace.
Individuals and organizations are playing a great part in providing opportunities for women & girls to get a skill in tech.
Are you a lady looking for an opportunity to advance yourself in tech?
Take a step to achieving your goal of having a tech career by registering for the Ingressive for Good Design Scholarship. This program is in partnership with Geneza Training, providing resources and materials for women to learn:
Product design: Design for web and mobile applications using Figma
Graphic Design: Visual design using Photoshop
Brand Design: Logo design, brief interpretation, packaging, and brand assets.
The training will last for 12–24 weeks, depending on your chosen path. Certificates will be given to all learners and jobs for the top 50 students. The deadline for registration is on the 18th of March.
Share this opportunity with your female siblings & friends!
Highlighting inspiring women/young girls in Calabar, Nigeria
Mirabelle Morah — Social entrepreneur, motion designer, and founder of BlankPaperz Media, a digital publishing platform.
Grace Ihejiamaizu — Founder Opportunity.org, social entrepreneur, educator, and Mandela Washington Fellow working to promote quality education and empower the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs
Jane Odey — Founder Sceph, an academy to teach kids how to code.
Joy Offere — Co-founder, SheNovate, a monthly event to educate girls/women on different tech skills