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Final Call for Entries: Mediaocean Women in Technology Scholarship

June 18, 2015

Mediaocean is still accepting entries to our Women in Tech scholarship. You can see more information about the scholarship here and check out the press release below.

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There is still time to apply for the Mediaocean Women in Technology Scholarship, which aims to support three motivated women with a $25k scholarship each and give them the opportunity to make their dream career in technology a reality.

Open to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing STEM degrees, applicants must submit a short video online, answering the question, "What is your dream career in tech and how do you plan to achieve it?" Videos will be narrowed down to 10 semi-finalists by a panel of esteemed women in technology, and three winners will subsequently be chosen by public vote.

Over three quarters of Americans agree there should be more women working in technology, and over 70 percent believe that more women in technology would lead to a stronger economy and greater household income. Mediaocean has 30 percent more female employees than other leading tech firms and created Mediaocean's Women in Technology initiative with the knowledge that gender diversity in global business drives growth, creativity, and innovation. The scholarship fund began as part of the initiative, which aims to shape the future of the industry and inspire more women to make waves in tech.

"Our institutions, manufacturing plants, schools, and workplaces have been digitized, and women need to obtain the right skill sets to succeed in today's software-driven society," said Maria Pousa, SVP of Global Marketing at Mediaocean. "Our goal with this scholarship program is to provide the necessary support and guidance to make their success a reality."

Launched externally in 2015, the Mediaocean Women in Technology initiative aims to foster professional development, create greater awareness, and shape future opportunities for women through a blend of support, resources, and education programs. This initiative includes a number of existing internal initiatives as well as a scholarship fund, STEM volunteer days, and partnering with organizations like AWNY and Step Up to help spark interest, support, and encourage women to make waves in the technology industry.