Capital One Awards Grant to Women Who Code
Written by WWCode HQ
Capital One Renews Support for World’s Largest Community of Diverse Women Technologists
ATLANTA — JULY 18, 2022 — Women Who Code (WWCode), the international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to succeed in tech careers, has been awarded a grant by Capital One, an American bank holding company. This partnership will support Women Who Code’s Leadership Development and Technical Education program, which provides coding and career training to thousands of women around the world each year.
Capital One has been a long-time partner with Women Who Code, supporting the launch of WWCode’s Richmond Network, individual events, program communications, and their annual WWCode CONNECT Developer conference. This grant funding will be specifically allocated towards the nonprofit’s Leadership Development and Technical Education program, which produces an average of 5 free technical and career training events every day for diverse women living in every part of the world.
“Capital One recognizes the importance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the technology industry, and we believe in working with organizations that have the power to make an impact on those issues,” said Erin Molgaard, a Vice President of Software Engineering at Capital One. “We support the mission and vision of Women Who Code, and know that their work is important to making tech better for everyone.”
“Empowering diverse women to excel in technology careers is something that will have a catalytic effect across every industry. When innovation is fueled by diverse perspectives, we’ll see the shape of the future become more beneficial for everyone,” said Alaina Percival, CEO, and co-founder of Women Who Code. “Capital One has always understood the importance of Women Who Code’s mission, and we are grateful to them for their continued support.”
In addition to their partnerships with Women Who Code, Capital One also has a number of internal initiatives that are designed to increase DIB in their company. This includes their Women in Tech (WIT) Business Resource Group (BRG), which is a place for female technologists to connect and thrive. They have WIT chapters located in 10 cities. They’ve also made efforts to increase transparency around their workforce demographics.
Women Who Code has been a growing global community for the past 10 years. In that time they have held more than 14,000 free events, and have grown to a membership of 290,000 in 134 countries. Their Leadership Development and Technical Education program is a core component of the community, which creates opportunities for women of all economic backgrounds to drive their own curriculum and technical education, allowing them to create programming that can be personally applied to their individual career development and peer to peer learning through mentorship of other women.
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 15,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 320,000 in 147 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.