Why aren't there more women in tech and entrepreneurship? It's a complex issue, but here at Code First: Girls we do believe one thing - tech shouldn't just be a boys club.
We tackle the issue by doing three things:
One, we support young and professional women to develop further personal and professional skills. This includes technical skills in coding and programming as well as personal skills.
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Two, we connect women to a community of other talented and like minded women who can support and accompany them through their professional development.
Three, we help companies train their people, and develop their talent management policies and processes so they don’t miss out on amazing female tech talent.
We are a social enterprise, and raise our revenues through a combination of sponsorship and corporate services. All profits we make get plugged back in to running the community activities we do with smart young women who want to build careers in tech and entrepreneurship.
Each year we run classes that teach 1500+ women how to code, for free. Over the past 3 years we've delivered £1.5+ million of free coding courses, and helped companies to recruit better tech talent into their firms.
Our community is now 3500+ strong, and is doing amazing things. Find out more by looking through our website and social communities, or just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Latest news at Code First: Girls...
Code First: Girls had one of our Hack Your career events filmed for the first time ever - our HealthTech event with HealthTech women!
Watch the video on their website here.
Code First: Girls CEO Amali de Alwis was interviewed in the FT as part of their International Women's day "Women in Business" Feature.
Read more in the FT here.
Read more and listen to the podcast of Code First: Girls at Stylist Live!
Code First: Girl were invited to the Commonwealth Business Forum as part of the Tech City UK delegation.
Read more in City AM here!
Code First: Girls gets a special mention in the London Assembly's mayoral manifesto for the Digital economy. Read more here.
CF:G Coding day with Twitter & Elle magazine
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