International Women in Tech Nonprofit Expands its Scope of Leadership with New Positions: Senior Director and Board Appointed Global Ambassador
San Francisco, CA - September 28th, 2018 — Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest and most active women in tech nonprofit, announces the creation of two new Leadership positions: Board Appointed Global Advisor, and Senior Director, each of which comes with a greater scope of responsibilities. The nonprofit has also elevated several of its current leaders to these new roles.
The position of Global Ambassador is a board-appointed role for leaders who have the ability to inspire others, think globally, speak with passion and positivity, and uphold the vision and mission of Women Who Code. Their job is to think beyond the local Network level in new ways, including giving talks, mentoring others, joining WWCode’s Innovation Team, and amplifying WWCode’s core values.
Sheree Atcheson, former WWCode UK Expansion Director and a public advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, spoke about her new role as Global Ambassador, “I have worked with Women Who Code for almost five years, playing a part in their life-changing work helping people get jobs in tech, or grow their skill set & confidence to get even better jobs. I’m very proud to be a part of that, and as a Global Ambassador, I hope to be able to do even more to expand our mission and achieve our goals.”
Senior Directors focus on guiding, developing, and mentoring Directors in a local Network. They work with the leadership team to ensure the delivery of programming that encompasses technical, career, and leadership topics for members, targeting professional engineers and industry leaders. They are also a direct point of contact for the Global Leadership Team and are responsible for ensuring that their Network is aligned with the values and mission of the global movement.
Former WWCode Portland Director Caterina Paun spoke about stepping up to the role of Senior Director, “I am both thrilled and honored to become a Women Who Code Senior Director. For me, this is the result of four years of work for the Portland community. In that time, the Portland chapter of Women Who Code has grown to 3,000+ members, 34 leaders and volunteers, and we have executed 293 events. I am very thankful to be recognized for my work and leadership, but I am even more excited to step into a new role that will primarily focus on developing future leaders.”
Women Who Code Global Leadership Director Joey Rosenberg said, “We’re excited about these new roles because they give members of our Global Leadership Program a chance to challenge themselves in new ways as they reach for their full potential. By stepping up to senior positions, they will have broader and higher level responsibilities and gain valuable leadership experience, while expanding the work of Women Who Code in new and dynamic ways.”
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, has a presence in 20 countries and is supported by companies like Nike, VMware, Capital One, and Hired. 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.