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Shopify expands Technovation partnership
Shopify has recently expanded their partnership with Technovation, a global tech education non-profit. The partnership aims to build upon their already strong relationship in Canada to foster a new generation of women in technology and entrepreneurship across the US, Ireland, Germany, and Brazil.
Technovation helps a diversity of young women in over 100 countries shift towards STEM. Participants solve the challenges being faced within their communities by developing software, helping women become tech leaders in their communities.
Through both financial contribution and in-kind support, Shopify has provided over 1,500 hours of mentorship and contributed subject-matter experts, learning resources, and educational content, in addition to hosting more than 100 events. To date, over 4,000 girls have been supported by Shopify in Canada, and their global partnership aims to engage more than 2,000 new participants in the program, in addition to 400+ girls in Canada. Beyond that, Shopify employees around the world have the opportunity to give back to under-resourced communities through skill-based volunteering.
“As we build a 100-year company, we’re working to help shape a tech industry that’s more inclusive and focused on setting our future leaders up for success in the long term,
“We’ve been proud to help provide young women the opportunity to learn the STEM skills they need to succeed in technology through this partnership. We see these girls as the next generation of engineering talent, the kind we would love to see help solve some of the biggest problems in commerce one day, and are enabling eligible alumni to join the growing number of students pursuing STEM-related education through Shopify’s Dev Degree program.”
– Jean-Michel Lemieux, Chief Technology Officer, Shopify