Oracle has announced that its Saudi unit has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a website dedicated to women boosting their IT skills and gaining employment.
The website, called Glowork, plans to work with the technology giant in showcasing the skills of female graduates to major companies in Saudi Arabia.
Drawing on the Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL) programme, the duo plan to launch workshops and seminars to familiarise women with the skills needed to secure a job in IT and provide expertise in how to overcome obstacles that may arise for women when applying for positions.
“Women deserve the opportunity to showcase their talents, and this agreement will provide the platform for them,” said Khalid Alkhudair the founder of Glowork.
Abdulrahman Al Thuhaiban, the vice president Oracle ME & Africa, said: “We’re so proud to be part of this agreement which reflects Oracle’s support policies in education, employment and social responsibilities in the kingdom.”
The initiative will be spearheaded by Step Ahead, the first annual conference for college graduates in Saudi Arabia.
The conference will feature workshops for graduates and speakers to allow them to discuss issues and difficulties women may face trying to both enter the professional world and progressing within it.