Upskill to Return to Work with VMinclusion Taara
The Government of Telangana’s Women Entrepreneurs Hub (WE Hub) has partnered with VMware India to empower women entrepreneurs and technologists with VMinclusion Taara – an upskilling program for women who are currently not working or are on a career break.
What is VMinclusion Taara?
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, networking and security, and digital workspace offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a Force for Good, from its breakthrough innovations to its global impact.
VMinclusion Taara an initiative by VMware aims to help women restart their careers after a break by providing them with training and upskilling opportunities that they need. This initiative aims to upskill 15,000 women in India over the next two years by providing them with free technical education on VMware products & technology that enable digital business transformation technologies.
Gender inequality and inadequate representation are systemic problems in the technology sector that VMware intends to address in partnership with WE Hub. The self- paced program has 3 levels and is available online absolutely free of cost.
Over 5000 women have already registered with the program and are on their way to restarting their careers in tech. Many of these women are already working with leading organizations across the country, thereby proving that upskilling and training in the latest technologies gets one ready for a second career in the fast-paced technology industry.
Why VMinclusion Taara?
India has the highest rate of STEM graduates as compared to anywhere in the world and yet the number of women dropping out of work is staggering. The Indian technology sector is facing a diversity crisis with almost 50% of women engineers dropping out of the workforce after 5-8 years and not returning to work. Increasing women’s participation in the labour force is essential for the growth of India’s IT industry by ensuring diversity of skills, thoughts and perspectives. VMware is an industry leader not just in its technology innovation but also in its commitment to diversity and inclusivity within its walls as well as within the industry.
Who is Eligible for VMinclusion Taara?
1. Indian women only
2. Someone who has not been employed with any company (whether in India or abroad) for 6 months or more
3. Someone who has completed her graduation at least 6 months ago and has not yet found employment