We are very excited to announce our partnership with 10x - a world-leading financial services digital tech service - who have committed to support #YSYS2023, our bold mission to connect 100,000 diverse individuals to startup and career opportunities in tech by 2023.
“We are delighted to be working with YSYS, an organisation which aligns so well with our values of transformation, integrity and impact. Our partnership with YSYS supports our drive to empower our employees, invest in our culture and build better networks connected to our technology communities. Importantly, it also joins a growing number of voluntary and employee-led networks we have established at 10x.” - Curt Hess, Chief Operating Officer and Chair of 10x Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
What have we been up to?
Our work with 10x has been to empower, encourage and be impactful. We have held courses like the Future Software Developer Now programme, which sought to help aspiring Software Developers gain employability skills as well as receiving virtual work experience. Our collaboration with 10x was instrumental in bringing this virtual work experience to life. 10x delivered sessions on The importance of Testing, Git and Github, Coding to industry standards, and even gave the cohort a glance at some of 10x’s core technologies for software development. Each of their training sessions was - interactive and informative, contributing hugely to the overall success of the programme.
“The FSDN programme allowed me to meet inspiring and intelligent people. The programme provided me with practical experience in building and developing apps and solving problems. It helped me understand the learning techniques that work best for me and gave me insight into what I need to know in order to become a better leader and a better software developer. All in all, I really enjoyed being a part of this programme.’’ - Mary Sogbanmu Future Software Developer Now Programme Alumni
What have we got planned?
We will be working with 10x by expanding and collaborating our network and sharing opportunities to our wide talent pool through panel talks, workshops and our jobs board. For new and exciting roles, we will work together to ensure our community benefits from the expanding opportunities 10x have to offer.
We will collaborate with 10x to provide mentorship opportunities for entry-level talent. This will include 1:1 support, guidance and initial career development. The critical knowledge shared will also give them confidence and the right counsel to kick-start entry-level talent’s careers.
Through the talent pool, we will work together to explore internship opportunities within the organisation and how diversity and inclusion plays a critical role in the start or change of a career.
Through this partnership, we will be working with 10x on career programmes so that our community are able to learn new skills, understand the ins and outs of other roles and gain a deeper understanding of what each role entails. The indispensable skills gained will cover, but are not limited to, software development, analysts to VC’s and much more!
“We are delighted for this partnership and look forward to working with 10x to build a bigger and better future for diverse individuals. We know that doing trumps saying any day and so we are committed to showing what a diverse tech space can look like and how impactful it is to the community and the world. YSYS 2023 is a mission we are extremely proud of and passionate about and we are delighted to have 10x on board to fulfil the mission.” - Deborah Okenla, Founder and CEO of YSYS