TORONTO, October 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Today Booking.com, one of the world's largest travel e-commerce companies and digital technology leader, introduced new Booking.com Women in Technology Scholarships, a two-year initiative designed to support women seeking careers in technology. Working in partnership with the University of Oxford in the UK, and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, these scholarships will be granted to women looking to further their education and advancement in the technology sector. The grants will equal €500,000 across both university partnerships.
A total of 15 scholarships will be available starting in the 2018-19 academic year. Five will be two-year MSc courses offered through TU Delft and available to female students from a range of its partner universities across sub-Saharan Africa, ensuring access to opportunities in technology for female students from this region in addition to driving UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Commenting on the initiative, Gillian Tans, Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com said, "As a company powered by technology and digital innovation, Booking.com believes strongly in ensuring equal access and opportunity for all within the technology sector. Recognizing that female participation in technology is lower than it should be, we are committed to bolstering female tech talent, eliminating obstacles and challenges they face, and fostering diversity. By introducing the Women in Technology Scholarships we hope we can drive change, increase diversity and demonstrate that there are exciting opportunities in tech for talented women from across the EU and beyond."
Read the full release here: https://globalnews.booking.com
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