Sandy Welfare Named Chief Development Officer at Women Who Code
Long Time Board Member To Oversee Financial Stability, Fundraising, and Growth for World’s Largest Women in Tech Community
ATLANTA - MAY 24TH, 2023 – Women Who Code (WWCode), the 343,000-member global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring diverse women to excel in technology careers, is pleased to announce that Sandy D. Welfare, M.B.A., will be taking on the role of Chief Development Officer. A Board Member of the organization since 2020, Sandy will oversee WWCode’s philanthropic outreach and grantmaking efforts in her new position.
Sandy is becoming Chief Development Officer with a deep understanding of how Women Who Code works as an organization, having been a Board Member for the past two years. She also has extensive related experience, including time as the Executive Director of Cool Girls, Inc., and Women in Technology (WIT). Her goal at Women Who Code will be to strengthen and diversify the organization’s revenue streams through giving campaigns and partnership work.
“Women Who Code’s mission and vision are so important to the future of technology and for ensuring that the world is built by and for diverse women technologists,” said Sandy Welfare. “The Women Who Code community has such an important impact on the lives and careers of our members, and I know that with the right support, we can grow our community to empower women everywhere with learning and inspiration to advance and succeed in tech.”
Women Who Code is a nonprofit that is dedicated to accessibility with all of the programs being free or scholarship accessible. WWCode funds its operations through for-profit ventures such as its job board, allowing 100% of all donations to support member programming. In the past the organization has pursued philanthropic giving campaigns around International Women’s Day and Giving Tuesday. It has also partnered in the grants space with Coca-Cola and Craig Newmark Philanthropy. Sandy will expand on these efforts with strategic drives throughout the year while further developing the company’s network of supporters.
“Sandy is an incredible person with an in-depth understanding of Women Who Code’s mission and a clear vision for how to help us achieve it,” said WWCode CEO Alaina Percival. “I believe that her experience, wisdom, and creativity will help us find new support for our work and increase our capacity to support members worldwide.”
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 world where diverse women and historically excluded people thrive at every level. The organization has executed more than 17,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 343,000, and delivers programming to members 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.