Coding Organisations that you need to be a part of if you are a female

Vibali Joshi
5 min readApr 14, 2021


We need to face the truth, females faces are not so prevalent in the tech industry. The reasons vary; some girls are not aware of what programming is, what is in for them, others hesitate to enter the tech field which is dominated by males. Some visionary people saw through this, and are addressing this issue by making an impact at a lower level, creating a platform for girls where they feel comfortable, a part of a tech community.

If you too want to be a part of the movement to bring equal representation in the tech ecosystem, you should strongly consider joining the below-listed organisations of like-minded female programming education advocates.

The Girl Code

It all started when two sixteen-year-old girls wanted to see more girls studying code as they were the only ones in their Coding Class. The Girl Code is a Non-Profit Organization based in New Delhi, India and Singapore. It aims to introduce young girls to programming by hosting workshops at local schools.

The Girl Code takes a step toward balancing the gender ratio in the tech industry by providing an online platform for girls to learn to program and hosting workshops to reach out to young students. Their primary aim is to instil in them the confidence that they can code.

How you can join?

Girls in Tech

Founded in 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne, Girls in Tech is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech. Having more than 60,000 members in 50+ chapters around the world.

We’re committed to building the diverse and inclusive tech workforce the world needs. And we aim to see every person accepted, confident and valued in tech — just as they are. So, when you’re asked how you fit into the industry, we want you to boldly say: “As I Am.”

How you can join?

  • Fill this form to be its member.
  • Sign up for their weekly newsletter.

Code First Girls

Code First Girls are dedicated to transforming tech by providing the skills, space and inspiration for women to become kick-ass developers and future leaders.

So far, we have taught in excess of 20k women how to code
for free and have connected them with 50+ top employers.

How you can join?

  • Please complete this form to join the CFG community and be the first to know what’s happening every month.
  • Work for CFG, see details here

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

They have after school clubs for 3rd-12th grade girls to explore coding in a fun & friendly environment, college programs to help our alumni succeed and build community with other women in tech, A 2-week summer immersion program for rising 10–12th-grade girls to learn to code & gain exposure to tech jobs.


How you can join?

  • Check out this page
  • If you are from India, do check this out

Code Like a Girl

Code Like a Girl is a social enterprise providing girls and women with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter, and flourish, in the world of coding!

They offer courses, internships, and organise events so that they can broaden your network, support the industry and connect you with new friends. Check out their job portal, which lists all the jobs you can apply for

How you can join?

  • Apply for internships here.
  • Subscribe to the newsletter at their site.

Girl Code It

Girl Code It aka GCI, is a group of people who firmly believe in this statement and are eager to build a healthy coding culture among young coders.

They run Opportunity Sharing Campaign through their Linkedin Page, You can find relevant jobs/internships/other relevant opportunities for people in the software industry.

Check out their codemaps.

Our codemaps are specially structured according to common needs and are easy to follow! All you need to bring with you is the will to learn!

How you can join?

  • All the details are listed here.

Learn IT, Girl!

This program was born as the project of the Romanian and Polish recipients of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship in 2014 as a way to help realize Anita Borg’s vision of 50% women in computing by 2020. After the success of the first edition, “Learn IT, Girl” has grown to an international team for the third edition.

Our aim is to help women learn a programming language while doing an awesome project! But don’t worry, you’re not alone in this journey, each scholar has a mentor that guides them on their path. There are many roads you can take and we will make sure you go on the one that is best for you — without missing out on the important features of the chosen language

How you can join?

  • Join their facebook group to receive news about the next edition.
  • You can join as a mentor or as a participant.

GirlScript Foundation

GirlScript is working to change lives by imparting tech education and relevant skills. It is a section-8 NON PROFIT company registered under the government of India on the 2nd of June, 2017. GirlScript is open for all organisation and supports beginners in technology and programming. It supports diversity by reserving 50% seats for women & IGBT in all its programs worldwide.

Our Mission:

To empower people and especially underrepresented groups by educating them on technology and related necessary skills.

To create local opportunity, growth and impact via tech education in every country around the world and to bring diversity in the tech domain.

How you can join?

  • Subscribe to their newsletter.
  • They have various programs that you can apply to from their site.
  • Check all their upcoming and past events here.


ngGirls aims to introduce women to the world of technology and increase diversity. They encourage girls to learn Angular as it is a great technology to start with. They plan various events and activities in which the participants build and deploy a web application with Angular.

We believe that the IT industry will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become a programmer.

How you can join?

  • They hold workshops actively, you can participate as a mentor or as a participant for free!
  • Join the ngGirls meetup group to get informed about future events.


WooTech, standing for “Women Wooing Technology” hopes to provide a mentorship platform to women in technology and guide them in their career. The mentorship platform is open to everyone including students, working professionals or just anyone curious about technology.

They have three mentorship programs:

  • General Mentorship
  • Student mentees to professional mentors
  • Professional mentees to student mentors.

How you can join?

  • They start the mentorship programs in the summer and the winters. Check the timeline here.
  • You can sign up as a volunteer.

Other sites to follow:

  1. Women Tech Network
  2. WOMEN IN TECH — Global Movement
  3. Women Who Code



Vibali Joshi

College student at IIEST Shibpur