Capital One’s Vice President of Enterprise Technology Joins Advisory Board of International Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Empowering Engineers in Their Professional Goals
SAN FRANCISCO - May 4th, 2017— Women Who Code (WWCode), an international 501(c)3 that promotes tech diversity by empowering this generation of engineers to succeed, is proud to announce the newest member of their Advisory board; Capital One’s Vice President of Enterprise Tech Jennifer Manry. In this role, Manry will work with other distinguished advisors to further the organization's goal of empowering today’s generation of tech innovators and leaders.
Throughout her career, Manry has been a strong advocate for women in technology. During her time at Capital One, she’s served as an external outreach leader for their Women in Tech program, helping to advance women in STEM fields both inside the company and in the community; an internal network leader for a cross-organization inclusion community, and an accountable executive for C1 Coders, a tech education program for middle school students. She also played a critical leadership role in the launch of the Women Who Code Richmond Network and spoke at the WWCode CONNECT 2017 Conference.
As a Women Who Code Advisor, Manry will have a chance to expand on these collective efforts. She spoke about the impact of the organization, “Women Who Code is important for so many reasons, but the most vital for me is because it helps women see opportunities for themselves in fields that they may never have considered before. WWCode provides women the support and resources to get or enhance the skills they need in the 21st century and thrive in a rapidly growing workforce.”
In addition to her commitment to diversity, Manry is also enthusiastic about the future of technology and innovation. “I’m particularly excited about how advances in predictive analytics will unlock even more ways to harness data that enables technology to anticipate our needs, how API’s will allow us to thread together the technology the workforce uses to create a more seamless experience, and how bots will allow us to automate the routine aspects of our daily lives so we can focus on what is most important. It’s a huge part of why I love my job so much.”
Women Who Code CEO and Board Chair, Alaina Percival said, “Jennifer is both a leader and a role model in the technology industry. We’re proud to have her as a Women Who Code Advisor, and I know that her wisdom will be an invaluable asset to our cause as we continue working to create programs that support and empower this generation of tech professionals.”
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code is an international non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our goal is to empower women with the skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments for networking and mentorship. The organization has executed more than 5,000 events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 100,000, and has a presence in 60 cities and 20 countries. Help us to empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting our #WWCode networks. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.