CIRCLE is a leading social enterprise focused on women’s participation in the economy through advocacy, research, entrepreneurship, digital skills and innovative leadership labs. CIRCLE believes that investing in women is the smartest economic venture of today! When women grow, families prosper and nations progress. One of our key business challenges in Pakistan today is the lack of women in technology. With less than 25% women in the formal labor force and only 14% of them in the IT workforce, we believe that women are Pakistan’s most underutilized potential.
To encourage these students and add to their training through on-the-job experience, ibex volunteered to hire 5 female students in Karachi, in the user interface teams of connect, cx, and digital. Through these internships, the students will gain the experience of working in a professional environment, and have the opportunity to put their skills to use with training from the team leads.
Let’s hear what some of the Tech Karo students have to say:
“I am very grateful to Tech Karo. Prior to joining the program, I used to work as a teacher, working long hours and earning a low salary. Now, I am a front-end web developer intern at Ibex, learning new things and earning much more .” - Rabia Aziz
"I discovered a new love for coding when I joined Tech Karo. After 8 months of training, I have been offered an internship at IBEX. I want to thank Tech Karo for giving me a new life." - Maria Azhar
“Before Tech Karo, I did not know about any type of computer languages, how to use them and what is the result of each. Thanks to Tech Karo, Now I am able to use these languages – Shagufta Islam
“Before joining Tech Karo I did not know the technicality of web designing. However, after joining IBEX as an intern, I have gained UI/UX designing experience and have been appreciated by my team lead for brilliant animations” - Niha Amin
We are really excited to be part of the journey of these young women and we wish them all the best in their quest to become top tech professionals in Pakistan.