World's Largest Women in Tech Nonprofit Hosts Celebration in Recognition of Outstanding Female Technical Leaders and Innovators.
SAN FRANCISCO - October 16th, 2017—Women Who Code (WWCode), a global 501c3 dedicated to supporting the success of engineers in their career goals, announces its second annual WWCode Awards. Scheduled for November 2nd, 2017 at Github’s headquarters in San Francisco (88 Colin P Kelly Jr St), this fundraiser event will recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in tech, while also shining a spotlight on the collective contributions of women to the industry.
The #ApplaudHer program is an initiative designed by Women Who Code to celebrate the career accomplishments of women in tech in order to shift public perception and increase recognition of the accomplishments of women who are currently working in the industry. To date the organization has publicly acknowledged the success stories of over 500 of their engineer members. This awards ceremony is an extension of that program.
At the Women Who Code #ApplaudHer Program and Awards ceremony, winners will be announced for the following categories: Technical Founders, Engineering Leadership, Senior Technical Leadership, Return to Work Stand Out, and Up and Coming Engineer. There will also be a networking meet and greet featuring a scotch tasting, and attended by VIP guests, WWCode Board Members, tech influencers, industry leaders and more.
GitHub is the featured sponsor for the #ApplaudHer Program and Awards Ceremony, providing venue space, accommodations and support for the event. Other sponsors that have signed on to support Women Who Code in this endeavour include Capital One, VMware, Plex, Hired and Galvanize.
Women Who Code CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival said, “Appreciating the talented women who are a vital part of the tech industry, and highlighting their accomplishments, is at the core of the work Women Who Code does. We want to shift the industry perception to understand the power and value of more women in technical and leadership positions.”
Women Who Code Vice President of Partnerships Jennifer Tacheff spoke about the event, “The work that Women Who Code is doing is having a catalytic impact on individuals, communities, and the entire world. The support of our sponsors and partners is vital in those efforts and that’s what this night is all about; bringing everyone together to celebrate the reason why our mission is so important.”
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code is an international non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our goal is to empower women with the skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments for networking and mentorship. The organization has executed more than 5,000 events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 100,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help us to empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting our #WWCode networks. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.