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Wish Announces Partnership With Black Girls CODE

The strategic partnership will support initiatives to bring more women of color to STEM fields.

ContextLogic Inc.  today formally launched its partnership with San Francisco-based nonprofit organization Black Girls CODE (BGC) to support women of color pursuing careers in technology and STEM fields.

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The partnership is focused on driving three key initiatives:

  1. Volunteering: Wish will host virtual seminars on a variety of topics relevant and useful to the BGC cohort.
  2. Internship program: BGC candidates will be incorporated into the Wish talent pool for internships and actively supported in their applications.
  3. Financial sponsorship: Wish will be sponsoring the BGC annual alumnae summit in 2021, which attracts hundreds of attendees across the event.

The partnership is part of Wish’s overall commitment to support diversity and inclusion through practical initiatives such as its Black Empowerment Fund, a $2 million fund to support independent, Black-owned retail businesses across the US. Eligible business owners can apply for a $500 to $2,000 grant to help rebuild or reinvigorate their business.

Kimberly Bryant, Founder & CEO, Black Girls CODE, said: “We welcome the support of e-commerce and technology giants such as Wish to help us in our mission to empower women of color to strive for successful, long-term careers in technology. The internship program in particular offers a foot in the door for the women we work with, and we look forward to working with Wish to drive diversity and meaningful change.”

Dawn Nott, VP of People from Wish, added: “Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace is a key priority for the team at Wish, and we are very excited to partner with pioneering nonprofit organizations like Black Girls CODE to support our community. As a global marketplace that aims to democratize access to e-commerce, we want to broaden the talent pool and support women and people of color, and this partnership is an important step towards this goal.”

 

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