Pinterest Engineering Manager Joins as Advisor of World’s Largest Women in Technology Organization
SAN FRANCISCO - FEBRUARY 19, 2018 — Women Who Code (WWCode), a 501c3 dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers, is proud to announce that Pinterest Engineering Manager Kinnary Jangla has joined as the newest member of their Advisory board. In this role, Jangla will work with other distinguished Advisors to support and promote the organization's international efforts to see women proportionally represented as leaders and software engineers in the tech industry.
In addition to being senior technical leader at Pinterest, Jangla also holds six patents, has published two books, and is an Advisor for Rutgers University. Prior to her time at Pinterest she worked on maps and international growth at Uber and on Bing search at Microsoft. In joining the Women Who Code Advisory board she is demonstrating her commitment to working towards a more inclusive tech environment.
"I'm excited to join forces with Women Who Code, an organization that not only promotes diversity of thought, perspective, culture and engineering, but aspires to create a world where women can think freely, boldly and safely," said Kinnary Jangla, Engineering Manager, Pinterest. "I'm looking forward to making a positive impact in the world in partnership with WWCode."
Women Who Code has a membership of 137,000 with local Networks in 60 cities and 20 countries. Other notable members of their Advisory Board include Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer at Thoughtworks, Shawn Layden, Chairman, Worldwide Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment & President of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, and Jennifer Manry VP, Associate Experience and End User Computing at Capital One.
Women Who Code CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival said, “Kinnary is an accomplished veteran of the industry that will bring so much wisdom and experience to the Advisory board. I know that WWCode will benefit from her insights, and I look forward to working with her to continue our mission of inspiring women to be and become leaders in the tech industry.”
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 7,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 137,000, and has a presence in 20 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.