Works has made it a top priority to elevate underrepresented groups in the tech industry since its inception. We have proactively taken all necessary steps to foster and encourage talent, regardless of its origins. Therefore, we are thrilled to announce the success of our Giveback Program, which supports this very cause.
Twice a year, Works curates a list of non-profit organizations for its philanthropic programme, formerly known as B-Grants, which aims to promote inclusivity for underrepresented groups in the tech sector. Customers have the option to choose from our list of non-profits or suggest one of their own for charitable donations. In our latest Giveback Program, Works proudly supported Womxn in Power, EveryoneOn, NPower, Close the Gap, and LaunchCode, along with 24 other non-profits that focus on bridging the digital divide and increasing education-based innovation.
The significance of supporting these groups should not be overlooked, as evidenced by the growing number of individuals from all corners of the globe who have been assisted by NGOs in 2023.
We are thrilled to announce that the Giveback Program has facilitated over 1,500 people from disadvantaged backgrounds in obtaining qualifications, utilizing technology, receiving digital education, and even accessing employment opportunities, thanks to the 224 donations from organizations.
We are pleased to note a 60% rise in customer engagement in the Giveback Program due to these contributions. In addition, the total donation amount has increased by 8% compared to the previous edition, showing that our efforts are moving in the right direction while also presenting us with the challenge of further growth in the next edition.
NPower, a non-profit organization dedicated to launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underprivileged communities, has stated that contributions to their Giveback Program have made it possible for them to cover the cost of industry-standard accreditation testing for all of the women in the upcoming Silicon Valley training cohort. This is just one instance of the program’s positive impact, with roughly forty women now being able to include a prestigious industry credential on their resumes.
Thanks to the generous contributions of Works, Close the Gap, an international social enterprise, will be able to outfit a school in need of ICT devices with a computer lab containing 30 computers and provide training to the staff. Consequently, 600 students will have access to the digital learning opportunities needed to succeed in today’s highly competitive job market.
The outcomes of our most recent Giveback Program highlight the ability of our client partnerships to create opportunities for individuals who are underrepresented in the IT industry. We understand that endeavors such as this are crucial to promoting an all-encompassing tech landscape, and as a result, we plan to continue and expand the program in the future.