On November 29th, 2016 - Also known as Giving Tuesday - Women Who Code reached out to our global community of Directors, Leaders, Members, and supporters, and asked for your help in continuing our work of building a more inclusive tech industry.
And you responded. Big time.
Thanks to your support Women Who Code was able to exceed our goal of raising $30,000! Those funds are going to go towards continuing to build new WWCode local Networks around the world, hosting free technical events, giving away scholarships and conference tickets, and empowering female engineers to take on leadership roles in the industry.
Our work isn't done. This is an ongoing cause and we still need your help. But we did want to take a moment to share some of the amazing things that people have been saying, and to thank all of our supporters for the contributions that you have made to help us keep moving forward.
Giving Tuesday started off with the posting of a video consisting of clips from Women Who Code members around the world, describing why WWCode matters to them.
The Women Who Code Galvanizing for Good Celebration was an inspirational event that brought together some of the biggest names in tech, all under the banner of advancing women in the industry. It was organized by Women Who Code VP of Business Development Jennifer Tacheff, in conjunction with the WWCode NYC Directors, and was made possible thanks to the contributions of community partners like Galvanize.
Women Who Code was proud to work with a number of high level tech industry professionals who lent their voices to the campaign during Giving Tuesday. Their advocacy for our cause helped to inform a global audience about the importance of the work that WWCode is doing.
The incredible outpouring of support that we received on Giving Tuesday was heart touching. People went out of their way to not only contribute and spread the word, but to also let us know about the impact that Women Who Code has had on their lives and careers.
We were also backed by several organizations that demonstrated their dedication to the cause of increasing inclusion and diversity in the tech industry through the generous support that they showed.
Thank you again to everyone who participated on Giving Tuesday, and to everyone who has worked to help make Women Who Code a global force for good. Together we are doing vital work that will change the tech industry for the better.