Detroit, Mich. - Sisters Code, a social enterprise dedicated to introducing and empowering women to explore the world of technology, in conjunction with Microsoft, will host the organization’s inaugural “Weekend Website Warrior” program Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24. The program will be held at the Microsoft Technology Center, located at: 1000 Town Center, Suite 350, in Southfield, Mich.
The inaugural “Weekend Website Warrior” program is designed to awaken and inspire women with a passion for technology through a hands-on workshop where participants will be exposed to Java Script, HTML and CSS while creating an interactive website.
“My hope is that participants will have gained the confidence to try something new, and understand that they can pursue a career or entrepreneurial endeavor in technology,” said Marlin Page, founder, Sisters Code. “I am excited to work with Microsoft to bring the program to life. Microsoft’s presence during the inaugural weekend festivities will catch the attention of participants and convey that a career in technology can be both rewarding and within their reach.”
Participants will also have networking opportunities, mentorship access, opportunities to work on real-life projects with corporate partners, and professional development assistance. Ultimately, Sisters Code seeks to build a strong pipeline of qualified women, with the skills and knowledge to qualify for technology jobs within corporations.
“Microsoft recognizes that technology is a vital, fast growing field that’s not just for men – it’s for everyone,” said Donna Bank-Hoglen, operations and community manager, Heartland District, Microsoft Corp. “With groups like Sisters Code, we’re showing women that a career in technology can be exciting and rewarding.”
Microsoft is also committed to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for women through initiatives like the DigiGirlz program, which is designed to dispel the myths young women have about technology. DigiGirlz is part of Microsoft’s global YouthSpark initiative that is designed tocreate opportunities for millions of youth around the world through partnerships with governments, nonprofits and businesses.
The program is limited to 20 participants per class, for more information visit www.sisters-code.org.
About Sisters Code
Marlin Page launched Sisters Code with the mission to educate, empower, and entice women of all ethnic and socio-economic groups between the ages of 25 – 85 to explore the world of coding and technology. Sisters Code offers beginning and advanced coding classes, as well as provides resources to women including professional development and re-careering assistance.