Women Who Code Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet
07.01.2016

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The Women Who Code Community

Women Who Code Community is made up of a global population of over 50,000 women in the tech industry.
41% are Engineers
34% are Data Scientists, Products, and Other
10% are Executives & Founders
10% are Design
5% are Jr. Engineers

Women Who Code has local Networks in 60+ cities and over 20 countries around the world.

  • Networks opened in 14 new cities in 2015



The Technology Industry

By 2020, there will be 1.4 Million Computer Science jobs available in the US, but only 400,000 potential C.S. college grads, leaving 1 million jobs unfilled.

  • This bottleneck of talent will stagnate the tech industry, an effect that will reach even further as technology pervades every sector.

Women make up 59% of the US labor force and almost 51% of the population. Yet they only represent 30% of the overall tech industry.

Women involved in technology leave at a rate that is 56% higher than any other sector.



The Benefits of Equality

Companies with a higher representation of women leadership have seen a 34% higher roi than those with few or no women.

Software developers have a projected future job growth of 23%, with a median income that is 42% more than the average salary across America.

When women make more, they reinvest 90% of their income back into their families and communities, thus creating a virtuous cycle or multiplier effect for supporting women to earn more overall.



The Women Who Code Impact

Women Who Code is responsible for 1500+ Free to low cost technical trainings, workshops, hackathons, developer conferences, and more from leading experts in tech each year.

  • That is 4 events per day around the world.

We have given away over 1 million in full and partial scholarships and tickets to technical and career events since 2014.

Our members have volunteered over 50,000 hours in the form of speaking, mentoring, and teaching on technical and career topics.

Women Who Code has received $1 M in-kind donations to produce programs to support women in tech.

80% of all WWCode participants relayed that participating in WWCode has advanced their careers.

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