According to a recent study by the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report, women continue to hold less than a quarter of global tech leadership positions in the workplace.
Through this internship programme, Bolt believes that exposing young women to the opportunities that lie within the tech space such as ride-hailing and food delivery allows them to be part of solutions that change how everyday people commute from A to B and order food.
Tafadzwa Samushonga, country manager for Bolt Food, says: “As of 2022, women hold only 26.7% of technology jobs. Compared to entry-level roles, top-management positions have an even lower representation of women. We want to drive change and support women entering the tech industry.”
As a woman in a tech company, Samushonga concludes that she is excited for the interns to walk a similar journey to the one she herself has had, in gaining exposure to real applications of technology.
The chosen candidates will begin their Outternship in July where they will be placed within the following teams, operations, public relations, marketing, and public policy as well as Bolt Food.