Today, Google offers a number of programs to fund the work of nonprofits and social enterprises committed to empowering women and girls. $ 25 million announced that it gave a grant.
Grant support aims to address systemic barriers
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai In his speech at a virtual event, Internet Women’s DayHe explained that the effort described in, aims to address systemic barriers for women to have access to economic equality, financial independence and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Google.org President Jacquelline Fuller, at the event “No matter what these teams need, we will be there for them and help them realize their visions.” said. Company, April 9It also announced that it will accept applications from teams from around the world up to.
Fuller also, Google.orgto help underserved women in India 1 million dollars He stated that he would make additional investments. Even though India is the second largest internet in the world, women make up a small percentage of online users in the country.
Five years ago, only one in 10 internet users was a woman. To close this gap Internet Saathi Initiating an India-focused program called Googlesays four out of 10 internet users in rural India today are women. Company, Internet Saathi in India 30 million explained that it benefits women.
The Sanjay Gupta program, president of Google India, said, “This program made a cascading effectHe expresses.
But, India and Southeast AsiaSenior Marketing Director of Google in Sapna chadhapositive response “Just being online does not make enough progress. Women in India have traditionally been withheld from economic participation ” found in the description.
In addition to the company, in India 100.000 to provide digital and financial literacy to female farmers Nasscom Foundation has partnered with and 1 million women to enable and support the entrepreneur “Women’s Will” He created a program called.
As part of his program, Chadha also announced a website that he said will include tutorials, business ideas and other opportunities in English and Hindi.
Chadha also explained that Google is also trying to introduce a new feature in the Google Pay app that allows entrepreneurs to showcase their business pages in the payments app for free.
Chadha added that women entrepreneurs can now choose to highlight on Google Search and Google Maps that their business is run by a woman or women.