Women Who Code Launches Network in Seoul, Korea
World’s Largest Women in Tech Organization Opens Local group to Support Female Engineers in South Korea
Seoul, Korea - May 25th, 2019 —Women Who Code (WWCode), the largest and most active global community of women in tech, is proud to announce the launch of our newest Network in Seoul, South Korea. This group will work to support the local tech community by hosting free training and networking events, as well as providing career and leadership advice to women engineers living in the city.
Women Who Code Seoul is led by Directors Yujin Chung and Hyoeun Lee and the Network is officially launched on Saturday, May 25th, at the Google for Startups Campus. The inaugural event celebrated WWCode coming to Seoul and included an overview of WWCode’s work and mission, a tech talk with actionable career advice, and time for professional networking. This is the 13th Network that Women Who Code has opened in Asia.
WWCode Seoul Director Yujin Chung spoke about the launch saying, “It is confirmed that the percentage of female scientists and engineers who are working at domestic universities, research institutes, and companies exceeded 20% for the first time in history. It is still a long way to go, however, the number of women in STEM fields is growing dynamically in Korea. I am happy to launch a new Network in Seoul to help women excel in tech.”
Women Who Code currently has 180,000 members worldwide, with local Networks located in 60 cities and 20 countries, which provide 1,900 free technical events each year. WWCode Seoul adds to this by providing technical training, career, and leadership workshops, as well as hackathons and conferences, all designed to inspire women engineers in the area and help them to excel in their careers.
“It is impossible to overstate the impact that a Network like WWCode Seoul can have on the local tech community,” said WWCode CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival. “By providing our members with a place where they feel supported, and where they can gain invaluable technical and career information, we are able to empower them to become leaders in the industry, and the architects of innovation.”
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.