Craigslist Founder Pledges $75K Donation Match to Support Women in Technology
Women Who Code’s Giving Tuesday Campaign to Focus on Empowering Diverse Technologists to Thrive in Their Careers
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 11TH, 2023 — Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest and most active community of diverse women in technology, is proud to announce that we are partnering with Craig Newmark Philanthropies for Giving Tuesday. Craig Newmark is generously matching donations to Women Who Code up to $75K. Your gift supports our community and provides educational programming and career development services that inspire and elevate diverse technologists around the world.
Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, is a legacy supporter of Women Who Code, who has pledged donation matches in the past. He’s also appeared on the Women Who Code Podcast to discuss the importance of diversity in the industry and will be appearing again in the upcoming episode on November 22. This Giving Tuesday, Women Who Code is running a campaign that is focused on empowering technologists to thrive in their careers and grow to be and become leaders in technology.
“When we empower women, we empower everyone, and tech is a great place to do that because there’s so much opportunity and potential, especially in the growing field of cybersecurity,” said Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist. “The great thing is that when we’re more open to diversity, we just do better. It works. Doing the right thing makes teams more successful.”
Donations made during the Giving Tuesday season, which culminates November 28th, will support Women Who Code programming, which provides over 1,700 impactful educational, tech, and career learning events each year, the majority of which are made available as on-demand video content for the 360,000 member global community. Funds will also help the organization’s scholarship program, which provides $500,000 a year in technical skill building and bootcamp opportunities, and WWCode’s advocacy voice, which elevates important topics on diversity and equity to the community and to leading tech companies across the industry.
“The accessible programming and community support that Women Who Code provides to diverse women in technology is so important for empowering them in leadership, so that they can pave the way for this and the next generation, while helping to build the innovations that fuel our world,” said Sandy Welfare, Chief Development Officer for Women Who Code. “We are so grateful to Craig and to Craig Newmark Philanthropies for the generous support they continue to show for our work.”
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering diverse women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a tech industry where diverse women and historically excluded people thrive at every level. The organization has executed more than 17,000 events around the world, and garnered a membership exceeding 360,000 in 147 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.