World’s Largest Home Improvement Retailer Partners with Largest and most Active Community of Women in Technology to Power Positive Change in the Industry
ATLANTA - November 29th, 2018 — Women Who Code (WWCode), the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to succeed in technology, is proud to announce a partnership with The Home Depot. Through this strategic collaboration, WWCode and The Home Depot will develop forward-thinking initiatives that support the growth of women engineers and technology leaders at a local and international level.
With The Home Depot’s support, Women Who Code recently opened their new Global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally based in San Francisco, this new location strengthens Atlanta’s growth as a leading global Technology center.
This partnership demonstrates The Home Depot’s commitment to build a more inclusive and diverse tech industry. Thanks to their funding, Women Who Code will develop three new deep learning communities. Each will focus on specific technologies and will empower women from around the world to connect and develop these valuable skills.
Women Who Code CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival spoke about the partnership, “For years, The Home Depot has been a champion of Women Who Code through hiring members of our community across the country and especially with WWCode Atlanta. Through this enhanced partnership, they are affirming their dedication to inspire women to excel in technology careers as well as their commitment to the future of Atlanta’s rising tech community.”
Angie Brown, vice president of Store Technology at The Home Depot, said, “Creating solutions that meet the diverse needs of our customers requires teams that represent a broad blend of experiences. We’re proud to partner with organizations like Women Who Code who are paving the way to build a more inclusive future for women in technology at all levels.”
Women Who Code first started as a meetup group in the San Francisco Bay area in 2011, and this month is celebrating the five-year anniversary of the founding as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. To celebrate the milestone, the organization also announced that it has exceeded 167,000 members. They have local Networks in 60 cities and 20 countries and through those locations, they host four free technical events for their members every day. Earlier this year, the Home Depot launched the Company’s largest technology hiring campaign that will add more than 1,000 technology professionals to power their $11.1B strategic investments.
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 8,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 167,000, 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.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,286 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2017, The Home Depot had sales of $100.9 billion and earnings of $8.6 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.