CaterpillHERs and Upwork are partnering to provide women in the CaterpillHERs cohort with career tips and upskilling opportunities through Upwork Academy.
Tell me more: CateringHERs helps women launch and scale their businesses and careers.
It features a comprehensive curriculum developed by experts, 1:1 coaching, and an enhanced learning experience.
Upwork, on the other hand, is the world’s largest freelance marketplace. Over 30% of the Fortune 100 rely on its powerful platform.
Through this partnership, CaterpillHERs can bridge the gender gap in the freelancing industry by providing women with vetted content and hands-on coaching from Upwork’s team.
You should know: CaterpillHERs was founded in 2019 by Hira Saeed. Previously, she worked as a GSBI fellow at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship in Santa Clara, CA, to develop women’s economic empowerment initiatives.
The freelance track of CaterpillHERs career accelerator is a 12-week remote, flexible, and interactive course that enables women to launch and scale their freelance careers to new heights.
For more information or to apply, please see this link.
Zoom out: 1% of Pakistan’s entrepreneurs are women, compared to 21% of male entrepreneurs, according to the World Bank.
CaterpillHERs wants to change that by providing women access to training, support, network, and mentorship.
Disclosure: Techshaw sponsored a student in the last cohort.