Women Who Code
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Women Who Code is a global non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. It aims to provide an avenue into tech, empowering women with skills needed for professional advancement, and providing environments where networking and mentorship are valued. As of 2015, the organization has executed more than 3,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 50,000, and has a presence in 60 cities over 20 countries.
Women Who Code was created in 2011. The non-profit is best known for its weekly publication the CODE Review and free technical study groups, hack nights, career development, and speaking events featuring influential technology industry experts and investors. Since inception, WWCode has produced thousands of events worldwide and garnered sponsorship from organizations like Google, Zendesk, VMWare, KPCB, Capital One, Nike, Yelp, and many others.
Women Who Code takes action in:
• Connecting our community with influential tech experts and investors
• Offering career and leadership development
• Increasing female speakers and judges at conferences and hackathons
• Increasing participation in the tech community
- Forbes: "Women Who Code Present 9 Tech Talks in San Francisco"
- Wall Street Journal: "Alaina Percival: 10 Reasons Why More Women Should Work in Software Engineering"
- CSM: "Silicon Valley's workforce could see demographic shift"
- Venture Beat: "Let’s talk about ‘women in tech': Silicon Valley still has a gender problem"
- SFBT: "Twitter hosts female-driven hackathon"
- computerweekly.com: "Women Who Code launches London meet ups"