Apple announced earlier this week that it would be launched an app development camp exclusive to female executives and developers, as a way to encourage women to develop and develop their talents.
To be eligible, the organization must have a founder, co-founder or CEO, and have at least one female in the development team. According to the application page, both the founder and a female developer must be on the team of three as meetings came together with a third member of any gender.
While in the camp, each session lasts two weeks, the teams will get "Apple 1
According to Apple's CEO Tim Cook, this is part of an initiative to help students in app development:
Apple is committed to helping more women to take leadership roles over technology and beyond. We are proud to be able to cultivate female leadership in the app development community with the new Apple Entrepreneur Camp, and we are inspired by both the incredible work that is already happening and what is likely to happen.
TNW talked with Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.Org, a global ideal focus on women in technology, about the impact of a program like this on other women. She said:
Women leave technology at alarming rates since they are not encouraged or supported near the levels of their male colleagues. When women look around, they see that they are not personal; it is inherent to the technology industry. It is despondent, so they choose to leave the field.
She's not kidding. According to a study published last year, women in technology leave their field with a 45 percent higher rate than men. HackerRank's 2018 Women in Tech report shows that women are far more likely to remain in youth-level positions than men of the same age and a recent survey shows that 46 percent of the women in tech think they are paid less than men .
Technology Built by several different teams will work better for the entire market. By providing support to women-based and female executives, Apple helps to ensure that technology works better for the entire community. This program will give encouragement, something specific, which shows that women are appreciated and appreciated. The more women see that other women are supported and probably better succeed because of it, the more they will be encouraged to stay on technological fields and add their unique and important talent and perspective to the field.
Of course, she is quick to point out that Apple will also benefit from various and female-led teams, as Apple seems to recognize. One of investors, Gina Bianchini, Managing Director of Mighty Networks, said: " The new Entrepreneur Camp says that Apple wants to invest its expertise in another, richer and more diverse range of app developers and product experts."
According to the application page, the match will hold quarterly sessions, each (except the pilot session) has a cohort of twenty companies. The first session starts on January 28 next year.