So, Why Sponsoring?
Women in Tech
“If 90% of coders are men, developing and owning the language of the future, women won’t be part of the conversation.” Caitlin Moran.
From the collective rights standpoint, women are still perceived as a social minority when it comes to programming. Not to mention that, according to CNET, the percentage of women working in major tech companies is of 30% while the power of strategical decision-making is almost never in the hands of women.
As social equality and coding education still have a long way to go, we were thrilled to come across Girl Develop It (GDI), a non-profit organization “that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development.”
Vanessa Hurst and Sara Chipps founded GDI in 2010 in NYC to address the issue of gender inequality in tech. Since then the organization has grown and it currently has its presence in over 50 cities across the US with over 55,000 members nationwide.
Under the vision of “creating a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications”, GDI provides affordable programming classes for all women who aspire to learn web and software development.
GDI students wearing Jscrambler t-shirts!
If you would like to enroll in any of the courses available in your city, the procedure is simple! Just go to GDI website, choose your city and book your place through meetup.com or just get in touch directly with the organizers by sending them an e-mail.
If you would like to help GDI move forward with their amazing initiative, please donate here. Let’s change the world together!