Women in tech now have an added boost thanks to the PRSA Foundation and Mission North.
In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the two organizations have teamed up to launch a new program called “The Future Is.”
Billed as a program for Black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC)-identified females interested in the tech industry, “The Future Is” will offer a $15,000 scholarship, a $5,000 stipend and a paid one-month internship with Mission North to a BIPOC female-identifying student interested in tech communications, science communications or digital marketing and design.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for women in tech, that’s for sure.
“The PR workforce has been long-tasked to become more diverse, and this is a time for organizations to go above and beyond in supporting students of color through financial resources, education and internships who are hoping to enter the industry,” said Aerial Ellis, Ed.D., president of The PRSA Foundation’s Board of Trustees, in a statement. “In partnership with Mission North, we together embrace this challenge to create a more dynamic and inclusive industry. We are thankful to them for making this our largest award for a stellar recipient, and we hope many other organizations will follow their lead.”
What is the PRSA Foundation, and how does it help women in tech?
The PRSA Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is committed to promoting diversity among public relations professionals and companies so that they can best serve the public and address the needs of a diverse world.
Their website can be found at www.prsafoundation.org.