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In advance talks with IT companies, ‘upGrad for Business’ is launching a women-centric initiative ‘WISDOM’ focused on harnessing their potential in corporate leadership roles through hard and soft skills development ~

New Delhi, NFAPost: upGrad for Business, the B2B arm of South Asia’s largest higher edtech upGrad, is in talks with corporates to train over 100,000 women in Data Science, Technology and Management roles as part of their WISDOM (Women in Science, Data, Organisational behaviour & Management) initiative. This will enable organisations to enhance gender diversity in these fields which are typically seen as male-dominated.

upGrad for Business President Minaxi Indra said the company has 23.3% women in the workplace today as compared to 42.7% two decades ago.

“This is alarming in the context of the Indian corporate ecosystem. As part of our ‘WISDOM’ initiative, we aim to bring holistic learning for our women colleagues, by melding our Data and Soft Skills expertise. Our vision is to empower women professionals to not only thrive but also drive success for their organisations.” said Minaxi Indra.

upGrad for Business has curated three buckets of women-centric programs with a focus on Young Professionals, Middle Management and Business Heads. These programs will be an excellent addition to their bestselling Data, Tech, Management and Behavioural programs.

upGrad alumna Supriya Raman, who’s been ranked as one of the top 10 women data scientists in India in 2021, by Analytics Insight said what she learned at upGrad helped he go through all the interviews and hackathon rounds smoothly.

“I secured a role as a Data Scientist in Levi Strausses and Co. with a salary hike of 120%. The case studies/assignments I did during the course, acts as a good code repository base & quick references for the day-to-day project work. I went through a huge learning curve, and I give all credit to upGrad to help me with the most systematic learning experience,” said Supriya Raman.

upGrad for Business is the B2B arm of upGrad, South Asia’s largest online higher education company. Founded in 2015, the international edtech leader has impacted over 1 million total registered learners over 50+ countries across the world.

With the aim of creating impact at scale through its world-class learning programmes and custom solutions, upGrad for Business partners with organisations to equip their employees with the right skillset and mindset to produce a future-proof workforce. Our solutions span across the employee lifecycle to facilitate digital and business transformation in alignment with organisational goals, leading to capability building and value generation.

With a 93% programme completion rate, 3000+ faculty/mentors, outcome-based learning approach, industry-relevant curriculum, the company creates a learning experience perfectly suited to engage working professionals and maximise their potential through continuous skilling.

IIIT Bangalore and upGrad’s Executive PG Programme in Data Science is India’s first-ever PG Diploma, with over 10,000 alumni & learner-base, to be recommended and validated by the NASSCOM and is aligned to Government approved National Occupational Standards (NOS).

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