Global Nonprofit Opens Local Network For Tech Events, Training, Workshops in The Philippines
Manila - January 20th, 2017 — Women Who Code (WWCode), an international 501c3 that works to empower engineers and promote diversity in technology, announces the launch of their newest local Network in Manila. The group will host workshops, conferences, hack nights, training events and networking sessions designed to support the tech community and build a more inclusive industry in the Philippine capital.
Women Who Code Manila will be led by Network Directors Anj Cerbolles, a SharePoint Developer at Re:Sources, and Michie Ang, the CEO, Lead Marketer and co-founder of ShootnSell. Their work will involve planning meetups for the group, communicating with the local community, securing sponsorships with local businesses, and supporting engineers and aspiring tech professionals throughout the Philippines.
Women Who Code Global Leadership Director Joey Rosenberg spoke about the launch, “WWCode has developed a cohort system that lets us initiate Networks in batches so that we can expand much more rapidly, and Manila has played a key role in our initial implementation of that system. Michie and Anj are incredible people and I know that this new Network will thrive under their leadership.”
The inaugural event for Women Who Code Manilla is taking place on January 20th, and will consist of an open discussion covering topics such as the concerns of female engineers in the local Philippine tech scene as well as how to address them going forward. The group, which already consists of over 120 members, has a follow up meeting scheduled for the week after which will be a showing of the movie Hidden Figures.
The CEO and Board Chair of Women Who Code Alaina Percival said, “We’re proud to be able to bring the support and programs that Women Who Code can provide to Manila, and it is our belief that with the help of Directors like Anj, and Michie, as well as the growing community that is already forming there, that we’ll be able to empower engineers throughout the country, and make the Philippines more prosperous through the benefits of a more diverse tech industry.”
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 4,200 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 80,000, 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.