While women make up 46.7% of the U.S. workforce, they represent less than 25% of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workers. Sisters Code was founded to help bridge the technology gender gap by providing women with the tools they need to successfully re-career into the field of technology, transform lives and provide corporations with a greater pipeline of diverse talent to address the gender equity balance within their organizations.
Bottom-line: We are not a one hit wonder or a “one-off” class. We are preparing women to successfully re-career into the field of technology through our “Circle of Transformation (see diagram.) Sisters Code provides training, mentoring, networking opportunities, and job placement. We also eliminate the barrier of the digital divide by offering training in locations where the technology is provided.
The Ultimate Vision: 2020 BYTE 2020
To successfully help bridge the technology gender gap by assisting 2020 women re-career into the field of technology by the end (BYTE) of the year 2020. Our immediate step is to impact 500 women in the Metro Detroit area and expand our reach across the nation.
How We Do It
Weekend Website Warrior Experience: Our project-based experience serves as an exciting and effective tool to entice women to consider a career in technology and to empower them to believe that they can learn a new skill. During this two day accelerated program the students build an interactive website while learning to code in Java Script with an introduction to HTML and CSS.
Empowering Young Girls in STEM: Sisters Code participates in STEM related activities, camps, and workshops for young girls. The first step to creating “future tech leaders” is to empower them to believe that they can excel in the field of technology.
Sisters Code Community of Technology and Transformation: Understanding the importance of connecting individuals interested in a career in technology with those who have experience in the field, we have built a community of Technology and Transformation which spans outside of the classroom. The community provides: mentoring, technology networking events, workshops, panel discussions, professional development assistance, and job placement.
13-Week Transformational Coding Experience: This experience is unconventional and totally disruptive to the traditional technology education path. 16-women will be paid a salary to attend our 13-week accelerated transformational coding experience, where they will emerge as front-end developers. During the program the participants will receive mentors, career coaching, and network with our partner corporations to explore career opportunities and interview for employment. Sisters Code is committed to training, recruiting, and employing women who display the commitment and aptitude to re-career in the field of technology. Our team of technology professionals, education leaders, executives, and designers, have created a comprehensive curriculum and a thorough process to assess and prepare participant to launch a successful career. We are in our funding stage for this initiative. Please add your email address as prompted at the bottom of our website to be included in upcoming communications regarding the application process.
How you can help
- Financial sponsorships, contributions, and donations
- In-Kind contributions
- Strategic Corporate Partnerships
- Access to people and technology resources
- Spread the Word
What’s in it for you
- Ability to enhance your workforce while bridging the gender technology gap
- Access to a diverse pipeline of technology talent
- Access to a full cycle recruiting and staffing organization
- Transform the lives of women and the landscape of the community
- Contribute to the economic empowerment of the community
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