A fintech company in Saudi Arabia, ‘Benefit’ has announced a plan to empower young women in Bahrain with fintech skills
The first edition of the initiative tagged the Annual FinTech Internship Program “Masar” is being implemented in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Women (SCW).
Speaking during the unveiling of the program, the Chief Executive of BENEFIT, Mr. Abdulwahed AlJanahi said that the program will create opportunities for women in the FinTech sector.
“We invite exceptional undergraduates and recent graduates with relevant study experience and passion for the financial industry and financial technology to participate in our unrivaled internship program and create a positive societal impact via their fundamental learnings. With a strategic focus on supporting students, fresh graduates, the corporate community, and future fintech entrepreneurs, we will dominate with success and favorably influence the quickly evolving and increasingly significant fintech-driven market sectors across the Kingdom, all while empowering women in the FinTech space.”
“We want Bahrain’s youth to be adaptable, innovative, and disruptive in a constantly changing world. Programs such as these will foster just that by creating avenues to those that want to push the boundaries and contribute to advancing their communities.”Mr. AlJanahi said.
Also speaking, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Women, Ms. Hala Al-Ansari said that the program will lead to an increase in the participation of women in the country.
She expressed commitment that the program will bridge the gap between education and the labor market to create promising opportunities and enhance the capabilities of the future generation, especially with the economy heading towards digital transformation through the expansion of digital technology and financial technology sectors
According to a report by ‘Zawya’, “The FinTech Internship Program ‘Masar’ will kick off with an in-depth orientation program, which will include workshops that will highlight BENEFIT’s ecosystem and diverse services, and insights into crucial topics such as AML Financial Crime, Information & Cybersecurity, Financial Literacy and more. Furthermore, the program will provide opportunities for candidates to work in various departments at BENEFIT, with on-the-job training that will be split into three paths including Data services, Payment services, and Corporate Support.”