Farfetch, the leading online platform for the luxury fashion industry, launched “Plug-in Mentoring For Girls”, a program aimed at young people who finish secondary school this year and are preparing to enter the University. The measure covers courses in technology, engineering or mathematics, allowing the company to accompany ten students during the first year of the course. Objective: "to give them the opportunity from the beginning to be close to the practical reality, in which the knowledge they will acquire can be later applied".
The program includes formal quarterly sessions between ten candidates and ten mentors, in addition to coaching and permanent and informal access. The intention is to support the candidates in "learning, practical application of knowledge, discussion of experiences and career opportunities and new paths, which could not be explored otherwise". Regular meetings are also scheduled at Farfetch's offices in Porto and Lisbon.
“This is a way to support students who want to play a role in the future of scientific and technological evolution. We are going directly to the root of an unavoidable issue, which is the fact that there are few women, especially in the areas of Technology and Engineering, presenting a mentoring program with other women who have already followed the same path and who will be able to support them in the his journey of study and knowledge of the real world ”, says Ana Sousa, VP People of Farfetch.
The “Plug-in Mentoring for Girls” promises “to accelerate the growth of the selected candidates, offering not only guidance, but a constant challenge provided by experienced professionals capable of enhancing their qualities”.
“This is a challenge that clearly has Farfetch's revolutionary brand, through which our people get closer to the community, putting our knowledge at the disposal of young talent and contributing to stimulate female development and growth in the science and technology community. There are ten mentors, for ten students, who will benefit from a mentoring tailored to each one and their academic and professional ambitions ”, highlights Ana Sousa, VP People of Farfetch.
Those interested should include an innovative and creative video presentation in the application, explaining why they will be the ideal candidates. The program starts in June, applications are open until May 8, at 6 pm, and can be made at farfetchcareers.com.
Farfetch is the first unicorn (company valued at more than $ 1 billion) with national DNA and is, since September 21, 2018, a public company – it is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Founded by José Neves in 2008, Farfetch employs more than 3,000 people worldwide.