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TeamApt to address tech diversity with women internship programme

TeamApt, a payment infrastructure and financial services provider, is looking to address the inequality in gender representation in the tech with the launch of a women internship programme.

A survey of 93 technology firms conducted in 2020 by the ONE Campaign and the Centre for Global Development, found that only about 30 percent of tech firms in Nigeria were owned by women, mostly concentrated in e-commerce and enterprise solutions. Out of the 93 firms, only six had a woman in a top management position, and one-third of the tech firms employed no women at all.

In a statement, TeamApt said the goal is to provide women with the opportunity to grow their skills by gaining the necessary experience to advance their careers.

“While the technology industry continuously strives to bridge the gender inequality gap, female talent remains widely underrepresented in most technical roles,” Tosin Eniolournda, managing director and CEO, TeamApt said. “As an organisation, we are committed to equality and normalizing the inclusion of women in such roles. The TeamApt Women in Tech Internship Programme is one of the ways we are ensuring an increase in the existing quota and provide opportunities for viable careers within the tech industry.”

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The company said successful applicants will be based on performance and available openings. The openings posted on the company’s website include Full Stake Engineer, Technical Support Officer, Integration Engineer, POS Technician, and Backend Engineer.

Founded in 2015, TeamApt said it has worked with many African banks and 100 percent of all commercial banks in Nigeria. The company recently shifted its focus from delivering financial services products to banks to delivering products for consumers and businesses. So far, it has recorded 150 percent overall quarter-on-quarter growth and $3.9 billion transaction value across existing products – Moniepoint and Monnify.

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