Sisters Code is a nonprofit with a mission to educate, empower, and entice women ages 25 – 85 to explore the world of coding and technology.
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.
Sisters Code is not a “one-off” class, it’s a movement. We are working to empower women ages 25-85 to take the first step and simply try coding or to further explore technology. There are many STEM programs offered for children and teens, however women are sometimes overlooked. As women we already know how to multi-task while working jobs, raising families, serving as caretakers, and much more. We are the overlooked population that can fill the tech jobs and create tech start-ups.