Through this mentorship and upskilling programme, Flipkart is looking to create a strong community for aspiring coders from not only metro cities, but tier 2+ regions too where there is untapped potential.
While many mentorship opportunities are traditionally restricted to tier 1 educational institutions in metro regions, Girls Wanna Code is enabling access to a wider community of aspiring women coders. This is being facilitated through a three month programme where 200 participants from across the country will be mentored by leaders from Flipkart. Previous participants have been placed in leading organisations across the country, including Flipkart.
This initiative falls under the organisation’s charter of enabling more women in the technology stream.
Krishna Raghavan, Chief People Officer at Flipkart, said in a release: “We are committed to creating the right kind of opportunities that enable more women to pursue successful careers in technology. The Girls Wanna Code programme is aimed at creating an empowering community and providing mentorship to a larger group from across India. Through this, we aim to unlock new opportunities for women that will help them pursue ambitious careers.”