The Women Passion Program opened doors in the tech industry which enabled me to land an amazing internship and later a job in one of the leading tech firms in the country.
Jamie got introduced to the aspect of tapping into a community of like-minded people to support learning and sharing early in her University days. She was part of the Django girls community, that met every weekend to learn web programming on python. Her resilience paid off when she joined the Women Passion Program. Jamie Mayombwe is a former participant of a women’s initiative at Outbox known as Women Passion Program (WOPA). WOPA was an initiative at Outbox funded by Google for Entrepreneurs and WeTech - a project under the Institute of International Education.
Jamie Mayombwe was one of seventy-five girls that participated in our one year program. Each cohort of participants took a period of three months, where women and girls were supported to learn human centered design, web programming, entrepreneurship and leadership skills. Through our collaboration with Thoughtworks, Jamie was placed into an internship program at the organisation. After the internship, she received an offer to work at another software development company known as Laboremus.
“The Women Passion Program opened doors in the tech industry which enabled me to land an amazing internship and later a job in one of the leading tech firms in the country”, she said.
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