As more and more businesses turn to the cloud to help drive their business transformation, we as technology professionals, need to look for ways to transform our skills. Seizing this moment to skill-up is a tremendous opportunity for women in technology to attain high-valued cloud certifications and knowledge to position themselves for advancement.
Directions Training is a huge proponent of creating opportunities for women in technology to help close the employment, pay and culture gap.
In 2020, our goal is to empower 100 women to achieve Cloud Training & Certifications.
WiT CloudPower Scholarship
Creating Social Change
There is an employment, pay and culture gap for women in the technology field. Part of our mission as an educator is to find ways to help close that gap. As more and more organizations move to the cloud, the demand for cloud certified technical talent is going to continue to increase. The WiT CloudPower Scholarship Program helps women seize an opportunity to skill-up and position themselves for advancement. We launched the scholarship program on April 1, 2020 starting off with 50 available sports and was filled in less than two days. The overwhelming response to the program is validation that we uncovered an opportunity to fill a gap in the market, while creating an opportunity for positive social change.
Join the Movement
Directions Training often works closely with The WIT Network as we share a passion for making a difference surrounding women and girls in technology. The WIT Network is a global community of professional women and men that connect locally in over 80 communities in more than 30 countries to support women who work in the world of technology. Learn more about The WIT Network here.
Awarded Scholarships to 50 Women
To kick off our initiative, we are proud to announce our WiT CloudPower Scholarship for Azure Fundamentals Certification. We have 50 amazing women we’ve provided with scholarships to for the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals training course, Exam Cram Session, Exam Prep, and Exam Voucher (valued at $950 per student). This course provides foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. It’s an excellent opportunity to start the path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional and we’re excited to help make a change in the tech industry. If you’re interested in applying for a scholarship, be sure to keep up with our updates on future scholarship programs!
Women in Tech Podcast
Tech in the Right Direction is Directions Training’s podcast hosted by President and CEO Jennifer Didier. It focuses on helping turn ideas into action to create opportunities for women to advance in the dynamic technology industry. Every week Jennifer Didier discusses how women can take tech in the right direction to drive social change and close the employment, pay, and culture gap for women in technology. Whether you’re already an IT Pro, or simply interested in learning more about the profound and intricate world of technology and how women fit in, be sure to tune in.