Women Who Code Launches Network Location in Charlotte, North Carolina
The World’s Largest Nonprofit Supporting Women Engineers Opens Group to Provide Free Events, Training, and Support to the Local Tech Community
CHARLOTTE - NOVEMBER 4TH, 2019 —Women Who Code (WWCode), the global community dedicated to inspiring women to succeed in tech, with the support of Bank of America, is proud to announce the launch of their newest local Network in Charlotte, North Carolina. This group will support engineers by providing free technical and career events, leadership training, and a place for industry professionals to come together and support each other to level up.
The launch of Women Who Code Charlotte is taking place on November 6th at 1 Bank of America Center in the company’s headquarters city, Charlotte, North Carolina. The event will feature an introduction to the Network and its goals and values, as well as a social hour to allow members to get to know each other. Leading this group will be WWCode Charlotte Directors Katherine McDonald, Erika Dabney, and Christine Meloro Hill.
Women Who Code is a global nonprofit with 180,000 members, as well as Network locations in 60 cities and 20 countries around the world. These groups are responsible for hosting more than 1,900 free technical and career training events each year. As WWCode Charlotte joins this community they will be able to bring the benefits of this international movement to the city and help inspire local engineers to excel in their tech careers.
“As technology continues to change how we work, communicate, and live, it’s important that it serves our community equitably,” said Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Bank of America. “Organizations like Women who Code are vital to leveling the playing field in communities like Charlotte and providing a range of career opportunities for women.”
“Women Who Code is a global movement that stretches beyond borders and is changing the face of tech. Its greatest impact is on the individuals that are inspired and supported by our community,” said Women Who Code Interim Chief Executive Officer Joey Rosenberg. “By launching local Networks like the one coming to Charlotte, we are able to connect engineers in a meaningful way so that they can support each other to navigate the industry, maintain relevance in an ever-changing field, and design exciting and thriving career paths.”
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.