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

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

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

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

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

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.

YOU CAN’T BE WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE.

How you can join?

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

Code Like a Girl

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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