Diversity in the workplace brings a host of benefits, including a broader range of thought, insight and knowledge, which can boost productivity and quality of work.
Employee satisfaction is deeper, the client experience is better, and the community is more-fully engaged when a company can draw upon the talents and perspectives of a diverse team.
In a rapidly-expanding realm of technology, women continue to be under-represented. While about 57 percent of professional occupations in the U.S. were held by women in 2016, they represent just 26 percent of the workforce in computer-related fields.
vCORE, an IT solutions & services provider with operations across the U.S. and Canada, launched its Women in Technology scholarship in early 2018 as part of an effort to encourage more women to seek careers in technology-related fields.
The monetary award, along with community outreach among high-school students with interest in STEM, is intended to mitigate financial hurdles while stressing the value of women in the technology industry.
Applicant are asked to submit an essay describing how they intend to become a force for good in the field of IT. Scholarship recipients will have an opportunity for mentorship with vCORE IT professionals, though they are not obligated to do so.