The tech industry has long been a predominantly male-dominated world. According to UNESCO, only 35% of students enrolled in schools related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women.
Aware of this scenario, Amazon Web Services (AWS) in collaboration with Wizeline have launched the AWS Certification Challenge: Exclusive Edition for Women, which aims to reduce the gender gap in the sector. Women from Mexico and Latin America will be able to register on the website and participate in the challenge, which includes an agenda of webinars, technical sessions, and online training.
“We prepared the AWS Certification Challenge: Exclusive Edition for Women aiming to contribute to their professional training and encouraging them to complete the Cloud Practitioner certification exam. As a result, we hope to increase the number of certified women in our region, as well as helping them boost their careers. The majority of our training audiences are men and we believe we have a responsibility to increase diversity through initiatives like this one.” Explains Myrtna Kumov, Senior Marketing Manager LATAM at AWS Training and Certification.
For this project, AWS has partnered with Wizeline Academy, Wizeline’s educational initiative, to leverage the reach and increase the scope of the program’s call.
“Wizeline Academy hopes to encourage more women to excel in technology and to become active leaders in the field.” Said Carolina Navarro, Head of Wizeline Academy.
The training program will begin on November 27 with an online event for participants and introduction to the program and will end on December 24, with AWSOme Day on-demand. The objective of the AWS Certification Challenge is to train 200 women in Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, during its first stage.
Registration to participate in the AWS Certification Challenge: Exclusive Edition for Women will be open until November 27 on its website: https://bit.ly/awsacademyforwomen
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