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Non-Profit Announces Graduate Program to Help Secure Tech Jobs for Women Across the U.S.

Non-Profit Announces Graduate Program to Help Secure Tech Jobs for Women Across the U.S.

Girls Who Code (GWC) has announced the formation of an alumni network for graduates of Girls Who Code programs to ensure job opportunities for women in tech across the country.

The non-profit has partnered with 20 different leading technology companies to offer paid internships and further job opportunity for recent GWC graduates, creating a tech talent pipeline for women graduates.

According to Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, GWC will educate 10,000 women in 40 different states by the end of the year- more women than the total number of female computer science graduates in 2015.

GWC's 'Hire Me' campaign is backed by big names in the industry who support efforts to diversify the tech workforce, such as Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey.

"Building companies that are as diverse as the people who rely on our products is not only the right thing to do, it is good business. Girls Who Code's 'Hire Me' campaign helps us create a stronger community around girls and women that will empower the next generation to be leaders in technology," Dorsey said, according to GWC's statement.

Other big names that have signed on to support GWC's 'Hire Me' campaign include Adobe, AOL, AT&T, IBM, Linkedin, Microsoft, Prudential, Viacom and many more.

And not only will GWC's alumni network help secure job opportunities for its female grads, it will also provide women with a strong network of peers and mentors to collaborate with throughout their budding careers.

Read more about Girls Who Code here. 

Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

10/15/2015

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