acarda & LPA support CyberMentor – Germany’s largest online STEM platform for girls
with acarda, LPA has made a donation to CyberMentor, an online mentoring platform specifically for girls
interested in STEM subjects. The leading providers
of innovative SaaS solutions and financial consultancy services are now
official sponsors of the online mentoring program that aims to inspire girls to
study science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Frankfurt, 08.01.2020, acarda and LPA donated a five-figure sum to
CyberMentor at the end of 2020 and are now official
sponsors of the mentoring platform. CyberMentor is Germany’s largest
online mentoring program for girls interested in STEM subjects (Science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics).
to 800 pupils aged 11 to 18 will each be assigned a personal mentor for a
period of one year who will encourage them in STEM subjects and support them in
their choice of courses and careers.
Through this sponsorship, acarda and LPA want
to support the long-term goal of CyberMentor to increase the proportion of
women in the STEM sector and thereby help to reduce the shortage of skilled
workers in Germany.
In addition to the donation, several acarda employees will apply as mentors
from 2021 onward to give pupils a
year of insights into work practices. Mentoring takes place on a protected
online platform via email, chats and forums. Two mentoring pairs with the same STEM
interests comprise a community in which they can work together on projects and
exchange ideas about their favorite topics. As a result, mentees experience the
STEM sector in ways that goes beyond personal 1:1 support.
Ali Karaca, Managing Director of acarda, is
“We are very
pleased to be able to support the mentoring platform of CyberMentor. The
enormous shortage of skilled workers in the sector suggests that women in
particular should be inspired to enter STEM professions, because unfortunately
the proportion of female students in STEM disciplines is still relatively low.
Our desire is
to eliminate the fear of the unknown by providing insights into the modern
world of work and thereby inspire more girls and young women to enter the IT
industry. We are proud of our employees who have put their names forward as
mentors and role models to give courage, arouse curiosity and lower barriers. Heterogeneous
teams and diversity are part of the fabric of our dynamic company. We offer
young professionals a wide range of opportunities for development in all areas
of the company.”
Peter Schurau, Managing Director of LPA, adds:
“Partnership with CyberMentor is an obvious
step for LPA to take. Together with acarda, the latest addition to the LPA
Group, we are pleased that a large number of female colleagues are providing
their time as mentors and encouraging young women to pursue a career in science
and IT. The LPA Group will thrive as a result of its diversity, and our support
for CyberMentor is tangible proof of that.”
founded in 2006 and is a leading European RegTech company specializing in
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for data management and reporting in the
global asset management sector.
provide a SaaS private cloud platform that automates all the fund reporting
processes from data collection, classification and processing to production and
Since 2020, acarda has been part of the
LPA Group, the industry leader in capital market technology and
consulting. The combined expertise of the two companies helps international
clients in the financial sector to efficiently, quickly and cost-effectively
map their data and reporting processes at the highest quality, thereby
facilitating their digitalization.
About the LPA
The LPA Group
in 1999 and is now one of the world’s leading developers and consultants for
technology-based capital market solutions (CapTech) for banks, insurance
companies and the funds industry.
leader in capital market technology and consulting combines innovative software
solutions with in-depth expertise in interest rate, currency and risk
management, regulatory frameworks and new technologies.