Alaina Percival Speaks at Parliamentary Internet Communications Technology Forum

Alaina Percival Speaks at Parliamentary Internet Communications Technology Forum

Written by Alaina Percival


Co-Founder of World’s Largest Women in Technology Community Discusses Holistic Approaches to EDI at Event Featuring Global and UK Leaders 

ATLANTA – MAY 5TH, 2023 – Women Who Code (WWCode), the largest and most active organization dedicated to inspiring diverse women to excel in tech careers, had its CEO and Co-Founder Alaina Percival, speak at PICTFOR, the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum. The event included leaders in government and technology discussing a range of topics, including economic development, inequality in STEM, and using technology to increase inclusivity. Percival’s talk centered on a comprehensive plan to institute better DEI practices across the industry.

As the CEO and co-founder of Women Who Code, Alaina Percival has been working for the last ten years to support diverse women’s technology careers while encouraging and helping tech companies to be better with their hiring and retention practices. In her speech at PICTFOR, Percival discussed the need to ensure EDI is instituted at all levels in the tech industry – including retaining talent, designing for inclusion, improving hiring practices, running events, and elevating role models. 

“There were a lot of important conversations happening at PICTFOR, conversations that will change the way that society interacts with technology in a profound way,” said WWCode CEO Alaina Percival. “I believe that we need to take a holistic approach to improving DEI in technology, and I am glad that I was able to help those conversations encompass a more comprehensive view of working towards a better and more inclusive tech future.”

PICTFOR is an official All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) operating in the Houses of Parliament. It brings together Parliamentarians from all parties and both Houses with key players in the internet, communications, and technology sectors to engage with the most pressing issues of today and tomorrow. Speakers at the event this year included Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Shadow Minister Science Research & Innovation, Marc Goblot, Chair of the Cabinet Office Disability Unit Network for London, and Lauren Ingram, founder of Women of Web3.

Women Who Code was established as a nonprofit in San Francisco in 2013. With Alaina as CEO, it has become the world’s largest and most active community of diverse women technologists supporting one another in their careers. The nonprofit hosts free educational and career development events every day empowers women globally with its leadership development program. It elevates the expertise of diverse thought leaders through a repository of over 1,000 blog posts and 1,800 videos designed to elevate, inspire, and teach members skills to excel in their tech careers.
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 16,000 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