July 28, 2020

Salesforce to support The Diana Awards Mentoring Programme

The Diana Award is delighted to announce Salesforce’s ongoing commitment to support their mentoring programme across in London. The funding grant kicks off with a series of summer workshops to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable young people as they transition back to school. Mentoring plays a vital role in driving social mobility.

On 28 July 2020, Salesforce has announced a $500,000 grant to support The Diana Award’s mentoring programme in London.

The programme is directed at young people aged 15-18 with the aims of improving their career readiness and professional connections through mentoring and work experience. This year’s programme will begin with a series of summer workshops focused on developing career awareness and the skills needed for both school and the world of work. The workshops are designed to re-engage young people as they get ready to transition back to school.

The full programme launch will coincide with the academic year and will empower participants to engage in their communities, re-focus on personal goal setting for skills development and create active citizens.

“Our mentoring programme has been designed to drive social mobility by helping young people shape their careers and futures.  We are dedicated to making sure young, vulnerable people, who may have certain issues and distractions at this stage of their lives, get the guidance they need to ensure they do not leave full time education without support for gaining employment.  Working with and receiving funding from Salesforce enables us to give mentees on our programme access to a world-leading business in an exciting and vibrant industry.”

Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive of The Diana Award

“We are proud to support this incredible work by The Diana Award. We must ensure young people from all backgrounds and cultures can clearly visualise a future in the technology sector. At Salesforce, we have a philanthropic goal of driving a more inclusive and diverse global workforce prepared with the skills to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and beyond. We are partnering with organisations across the world to improve workforce development initiatives and address the social capital gap. By increasing access and expanding opportunities, young adults will have more pathways to success.”

Kirstin Steinmetz, Workforce Development Manager, EMEA, Salesforce

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