In September 2017 we launched the search for our first Women in Technology Scholars grant – an exclusive Sky initiative designed to encourage more women to pursue a career in technology. We’re very happy to announce that Hannah, Oishi and Kike were successful in securing a place on our Scholarship Programme.
Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky:
“This is all about giving young women with a passion for tech a real chance of reaching their full potential.”
“There are too few women working in technology. This is a problem that needs resolving, and we’re fully committed to finding that resolution. Our Women in Technology Scholars scheme is a step in the right direction and I’m excited to see how it helps talented women develop their careers."
How does the grant work?
We offer three women, aged 18-25, funding and mentoring to develop their own technology project within the context of media and entertainment. We want to inspire each scholar to be the best they can be so we also offer wider developmental support with one example being communication training
Although a passion for tech is essential, we don’t mind which area interests our Scholars. Each scholars project is different with one looking at Virtual Reality and another looking at software development. Our only ask is that the scholars project can be applied or is relevant to Sky – the home of entertainment.
What’s the application process?
The scholarship runs on a one year programme. Applications for 2019 will open towards the end of the year so please keep checking back for application open dates.