Women Who Code Launches Network in Buenos Aires
Nonprofit Dedicated to Inspiring Female Engineers Opens Location in Argentina to Provide Local Community With Training, Support, and Events
BUENOS AIRES - JUNE 13TH, 2019 —Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest and most active community of women in tech, is proud to announce the launch of our newest Network in Buenos Aires. This group will be dedicated to supporting and inspiring engineers to excel in their careers in Argentina’s capital by providing technical training, career and leadership development, and industry events.
Women Who Code Buenos Aires is being sponsored by Auth0, who is also hosting the official launch at their local offices on June 13th. This event will introduce over 180 people who are already members to the values of WWCode and give them a chance to discuss some of the goals for the group. The Network will be led by Director Belen Rey, who will be tasked with planning and promoting events, developing and growing the community, and empowering other members to step up and become leaders themselves.
Belen spoke about the launch of the Network, "We believe that closing the gender gap is not enough to just give women the opportunity to work in tech. We all need more leaders to inspire and help nurture new generations. This is an opportunity to develop a strong network of women with the backup of a strong, committed and renowned organization like WWCode, that will allow each other to grow professionally, to organize events aimed at increasing diversity in Argentina's tech industry and to commit ourselves to bringing more women into the workforce."
WWCode Buenos Aires will be joining 60 Women Who Code Networks located in 20 countries around the world and will be the fourth to open in South America. Combined these groups host over 1,900 free events each year, an average of five per day. These include technical training and workshops on a variety of high-level subjects, as well as career and leadership programs to help members excel in their professional lives.
“We’re proud to be bringing Women Who Code to Buenos Aires, and with a skilled leader like Belen directing the Network, I know that it will have a powerful impact on the local tech community,” Said WWCode CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival. “We’re so grateful to Auth0 for their support of this endeavor, and it is only with the help of generous and forward-thinking companies like them that we are able to work towards our goal of seeing a world where women are proportionally represented as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers.”
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 180,000, 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.