GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced on Wednesday its participation in GIZ’s ProGirls Programme.
Through the programme, the company will offer middle school students an exciting work experience opportunity by interning with the GoDaddy team for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
With a commitment to promoting diversity in technology, GoDaddy aims to maximise the potential of these interns and support inclusion of women in all fields of business, including the technology and computer engineering sectors.
GoDaddy is providing middle school girls aged between 14 and 17 years old with a virtual summer internship, learning how GoDaddy supports its customers across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, including in the MENA region.
They will also experience job-shadowing with a female GoDaddy executive, which allows them to shadow daily work tasks. The participants will also be given the opportunity to support a variety of projects to learn and provide experience across a variety of work functions.
“We are thrilled to be participating in this valuable programme as it aligns with our own mission to empower everyday entrepreneurs and make opportunity more inclusive for all,” said Selina Bieber, Senior Director of GoDaddy Middle East and Africa, “The importance of this partnership also extends to our support of Egypt’s vision to build female capabilities while encouraging them to embrace Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and solutions.”
She added that, as one of the globally recognised top workplaces for females in technology, and with a strong belief in the power of diversity, the company hopes to help ProGirls participants make an informed decision regarding their field of study and professional future.
This would take place based on their hands-on experience at GoDaddy. In the MENA region, GoDaddy is represented by women leaders responsible for company operations and serving customers across the region.
Bieber also said that helping young people experience opportunities to work and excel in technology fields is important, as they consider choices for their areas of interest for future educational and employment opportunities.