Sending a special thank you to the Michigan Council of Women in Technology for gifting two Sister Code participants with free memberships to their illustrious organization. MCWT is a progressive organization that inspires and supports women as they enter, advance, and contribute to Michigan’s technology community.
Last week in partnership with Microsoft Corporation we celebrated 50 “New Geeks.” Since Sisters Code was founded in September 2013, we have trained 50 women to code in Java Script while building interactive websites. Some of the women have gone on to develop websites, start their own businesses, and enrolled in college courses. During the celebration, MCWT Executive Director, Janette Phillips motivated the women to believe in themselves and to consider re-careering into technology.
Since launching our 2020 BYTE 2020 Campaign last week, we have received hundreds of inquiries. It is evident that women are interested in re-careering into the field of technology, however it is very important that they see people that “look like them,” who are already doing it.
Kudos to MCWT for affording Sisters Code’s participants with an opportunity to network with some of the greatest women in technology.
For more information on MCWT please visit: www.mcwt.org