Women Who Code Launches Local Houston Network
The World’s Largest Community of Women Engineers to Provide Technical and Leadership Training and Events from New Location in Texas
AIG Life & Retirement to Host Launch Event on March 5
HOUSTON, March 5, 2019 —Women Who Code (WWCode), the largest and most active women in tech nonprofit in the world, in partnership with American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) and its Life & Retirement business, is proud to announce that it is launching its newest Network in Houston, Texas. This location will provide the community with technical events, conferences, training, mentorship, and leadership support, while also supporting and inspiring the careers of technical women in the city.
The official WWCode Houston launch party will be held on March 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. at AIG’s campus, located at 2727 Allen Parkway in Houston.
The group will be led by Network Directors Shefali Kapoor-Patel, Wanjun Zhang, Aditi Singh, Julie Jonak, Roopa Rajala, Saima Rajwani, and Silver Ehiwario. They will focus on producing technical events in Houston, working to identify and elevate leaders from within the network and performing outreach to help the community continue to grow.
“Hiring women in senior roles is good for business and company growth. When we inspire more women to excel in technology careers, we are bridging the gender gap in technology and we will also be creating a working culture that represents their interest,” said WWCode Houston Director Silver Ehiwario.
The event is sponsored by VALIC, AIG’s Group Retirement business and a leading retirement plan provider for healthcare, K-12, higher education, government, religious, charitable and other not-for-profit institutions.
“We are excited about the launch of the WWCode Houston Network and value the partnership as an opportunity to access and help shape the best talent for our future success,” said Scott Witter, Senior Vice President, VALIC. “Our team engages top talent to deliver innovative retirement planning and financial solutions for our clients. We recognize the groundswell of talent fostered by organizations like Women Who Code. The creativity, intelligence and passion of these women, coupled with the opportunity to develop technical and leadership skills, results in the best solutions and a broader perspective that only diversity can provide.”
WWCode Chief Leadership Officer Joey Rosenberg added, “Our Networks have the ability to make an indelible difference in the local tech community, and I am excited to see what our new leaders will be able to do to inspire the women of Houston to excel in their tech careers. We are also grateful to partners like AIG, who allow us to bring Women Who Code to more cities.”
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 AIG Life & Retirement
AIG Life & Retirement, a division of AIG, brings together a broad portfolio of protection, retirement savings, investment and lifetime income solutions to help people achieve financial and retirement security. The business consists of four operating segments – Individual Retirement, Group Retirement, Life Insurance and Institutional Markets – and holds longstanding, leading market positions in many of the markets it serves.
AIG Life & Retirement includes AIG member insurance companies American General Life Insurance Company, The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York, and The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC), as well as AIG Mutual Funds. Securities products are distributed by AIG Capital Services, Inc., member FINRA. Additional information about AIG Life & Retirement can be found at www.linkedin.com/showcase/aig-life-&-retirement.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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