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Springboard and Women Who Code Launch Joint Scholarship Program

2 minute read | December 17, 2020
Laura Parker

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Laura Parker

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We’re very excited to announce that Springboard has partnered with Women Who Code, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in technology, to launch the Springboard/Women Who Code scholarship program.

Ten scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded to women who enroll in Springboard’s Software Engineering Career Track, the Data Science Career Track, or the Machine Learning Career Track.

In addition to the scholarships, the year-long partnership will also see Springboard and Women Who Code participate in co-branded recruiting initiatives to introduce more women to data science and software engineering careers.

“We founded Springboard with the goal of providing access to high-quality, specialized training so people from all walks of life can broaden their skills, increase their earning potential, and transition into highly sought-after jobs,” said Parul Gupta, Springboard’s co-founder.

“When I began my career at IBM Research, I had very few female role models or mentors. With this partnership, Springboard and Women Who Code aim to increase female representation in technology.”

Women Who Code 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 10,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 200,000, and has a presence in 20 countries.

“Women make up 47% of all employed adults in the U.S., but they hold only 25% of computer science roles,” said Alaina Percival, CEO at Women Who Code. “We envision a world where women are proportionally represented as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. Together with Springboard, we’re providing access to education, career resources, and opportunities for women to improve gender diversity, representation, and equity in the technology workforce.”

Springboard mentors will also be available at Women Who Code events like Connect Forward, an annual developer conference featuring workshops and code labs on topics like blockchain, mobile, web development, cloud, data science, security, and AI/ML.

About Laura Parker

Laura is Springboard's Managing Editor. She lives in New York City, and is currently learning how to become a better cook and master her fear of heights.