Web3Ladies, a web3 community focused on raising the next generation of female disruptors, has secured $3,000 in grants from Yellow Card to train 500 Nigerian women in tech and blockchain skills.
Announcing the grant, Yellow Card said the training would help to bridge the gender gap in the tech industry which is currently dominated by men. According to the company, despite Nigeria’s strong entrepreneurial spirit, only 15% of tech startup co-founders in the country are women.
Yellow Card said the decision to partner with Web3Ladies, a women-centric organization, is driven by the need to provide greater access to training and tech resources for the young population of the continent, particularly females, who face significant barriers.
The Chief Operating Officer of Yellow Card, Jason Marshall, noted that women and girls face significant barriers to technology and digital literacy education, making it an easy decision to grant Web3Ladies the $3,000. Marshall added that through its YC Social Good Initiative, they intend to close the gap, equipping and preparing young African talents with the necessary skills required to shape the future of the continent.
The Associate Program Manager for Web3Ladies, Nkechi Enebeli, commenting on the grant, says Yellow Card’s partnership reaffirms the belief that empowering women in tech is not just a matter of equality but an investment in the future.
The Web3Ladies mentorship program is a three-month intensive boot camp designed to train skilled designers, engineers, and managers for the blockchain industry while providing them with the necessary tools and tech resources needed for post-training success.