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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

GCash, For The Women Foundation upskill Filipinas through data science scholarships

The Philippines’ #1 Finance Super App GCash signifies its commitment to empowering Filipino women in technology as it recently signed into a partnership with For The Women Foundation (FTW) to provide support to its Data Science Scholarship Program.


Through this initiative, scholars will undergo a 14-week training, at zero cost, that will equip them with knowledge and skills in data science, allowing them to shift their careers and join the underrepresented female workforce in the tech industry.


These highly specialized learning sessions will upskill Filipinas and hone them for roles in data analytics, which is considered to be among the future-resilient and high-demand fields today.


GCash will work hand-in-hand with FTW to provide up-to-date information and useful skills to prepare the scholars for these positions. At the same time, the fintech company will offer job opportunities that will help them jump-start their new careers.


“Providing equal opportunities is something we hold very dear at GCash. We believe that women, though underrepresented in the industry, can go far and make their mark. In fact, we are a leading proponent of diversity with a high representation of women in management roles in our company. This partnership will pave the way for more women to explore and flourish in tech,” said GCash Chief Data Officer Sara Venturina.


This support of FTW’s advocacy is a testament to how GCash is committed to upholding the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles, empowering tech pioneers regardless of gender.


“Not all talented women have the resources or opportunities to have world-class training in order to switch to their dream careers like data science. FTW believes in their talent, selects and trains them, then partners with institutions such as GCash to prepare them for these new roles,” said FTW Co-founder and Executive Director Cara Wilson.


This scholarship initiative boasts a 76% new job placement rate with an average 154% increase in monthly earnings from before and after the training period.


Graduates will return to support the next batch of scholars through an extensive mentoring program — building a pay-it-forward community and creating a sustainable impact on the community.


To know more about this program, visit or email





About GCash


GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance Super App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills via partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 6 million partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines which is a part of the country's leading digital solutions platform, Globe Group.


GCash is a staunch supporter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly UN SDGs 5,8,10, and 13, which focus on safety & security, financial inclusion, diversity, equity and inclusion as well as taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, respectively.


For more information, please contact:

Gilda Maquilan

VP and Head of Corporate Communications


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