Skedulo has been making waves around the world by applying their innovative cloud-based scheduling software to administer COVID-19 vaccinations in New Zealand, California, and a dozen other states and provinces worldwide. In an exciting new partnership with Queensland-based not-for-profit UNIQ YOU, they are now utilising the same technology to revolutionise the accessibility of career advice for young girls considering pathways in industries currently under-represented by women, including tech.
Cloud computing is at the center of the new economy, however females make up only 12% of cloud computing professionals. Skedulo recognises the urgent need to increase the pipeline of women entering this sector where they are vastly under-represented.
With innovation and caring as core values, Skedulo has seen a clear alignment with UNIQ YOU’s mission. They too have a commitment to facilitating real change, to make a notable difference, and proactively increase the representation of women in technology.
“Diversity is at the center of how we operate at Skedulo, and today it’s more important than ever,” said Skedulo CEO Matt Fairhurst. “We’re so proud to partner with UNIQ YOU and look forward to many successful impactful years together creating technology opportunities for young women“
Skedulo’s long standing relationship with UNIQ YOU links back to sister company Girl Shaped Flames, where they sponsored and facilitated a range of in person events engaging over 70 high school girls, parents and educators. Now, in partnering with UNIQ YOU, they are exponentially increasing the accessibility of Skedulo’s female workforce to hundreds, and in time, thousands of girls nationally.
“While there are a number of initiatives attempting to connect industry with education, few have outlined a way forward that provides the opportunity to do so at scale and that creates real impactful change in the way UNIQ YOU has.” Faith Rees, UNIQ YOU Advisory Board member and CEO of Six Pivot says.
“The speed at which dynamic pathways are moving, such as those that lead into technology and IT, require a real-time solution that can encompass change and provide relevant adaptable information for future career planning.”
UNIQ YOU are incredibly excited to be joining forces with Skedulo, as technology plays a critical role in each of the ten industries that are experiencing the most significant under-representation of women.
This is an opportunity to address the problem via cutting-edge technology and provide access through an innovative software platform that will be made available to thousands of high school girls and their educators nationally.
Founded in 2013, Skedulo is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Australia, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom. Skedulo’s leading Deskless Productivity Cloud solution powered by AI and machine learning empowers organizations to manage, engage and analyze their deskless workforce, supporting the 80% of global workers who don’t work in a traditional office setting. Skedulo’s platform helps enterprises intelligently manage, schedule, dispatch, and support deskless workers on the go, whether they are in fixed location facilities or mobile field workers on the frontline. Skedulo has enabled hundreds of organisations, including The American Red Cross, DHL, and Sunrun, to seamlessly schedule and service over 35 million appointments worldwide. The company has secured over $115 million in funding to date, led by Softbank, Microsoft’s venture firm M12, Costanoa Ventures, and Blackbird. For more information, please visit http://www.skedulo.com, or our blog, @Skedulo, Facebook and LinkedIn pages