We are thrilled to welcome Match Group to Data Science for All / Empowerment as a Sponsor. Their support of the program reflects Match Group‘s commitment to equal opportunity for an equal tomorrow.
"We know that while talent is equal, opportunities are not," said Shar Dubey, CEO of Match Group in a press release today. "That's why we at Match Group want to be a part of the solution and provide opportunities that will solve the pipeline problem in tech. Working with Correlation One to bring more opportunities to underrepresented groups is the first step in that direction."
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available in over 40 languages to users all over the world. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®. Participants in the DS4A / Empowerment program will have the opportunity to hear from Match Group employees about what it's like to work in data science roles for these products and brands. Mentors from the company will also provide the cohort with professional development guidance throughout the program.
Rasheed Sabar and Sham Mustafa, Correlation One Co-Founders and Co-CEOs said in the announcement, "Match Group is an incredible partner in our mission to ensure that the transition to a data science economy is an equitable one. As data-driven algorithms become more present in our society, those algorithms themselves need to be fair, unbiased, and transparent. To do that we need to make sure that data skills and jobs are accessible to diverse and representative groups of people."
If you're interested in being part of DS4A / Empowerment, either as a Sponsor or a Mentor, please get in touch.