Women in Tech Organization Works with PlayStation to Bring Technical events, Leadership Training, and Community Support to Area
SAN DIEGO – October 13th, 2017—Women Who Code (WWCode), the global nonprofit dedicated to helping women excel in their tech careers, has joined forces with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to launch a tech Network in San Diego. This group will support engineers in the local community through the hosting of regular educational and industry-specific events, as well as leadership and training programs, advocacy, outreach, and mentorship.
Women Who Code San Diego will be led by Founding Directors Sree Santhosh, Senior Manager of Online Technology at SIE, Jillian Moore, Senior Software Engineer at SIE, Leslie Pajuelo, software engineer at Walmart Global eCommerce, and Luisa Giuffrida, Manager of Online Development at SIE. Together they will work to plan and host events, secure sponsors, venues, and grow membership.
Director Jillian Moore spoke about the importance of this Network, "I'm very excited to be part of Women Who Code because it reminds me of the group we had in college for women in the computer science program. It was so fun and supportive to hang out with women who were into tech and going through similar experiences. I'm looking forward to having the same sense of community with WWCode, and I can't wait to learn from all the amazing tech folks in San Diego!"
Women Who Code San Diego’s official launch date was October 13th at Sony Interactive Entertainment - Rancho Bernardo. 82 local engineers RSVP’d to attend the event, which was an informal meet and greet networking session with refreshments and raffle prizes. In total the San Diego Network already has over 300 registered members.
Women Who Code Global San Diego Network Director, Luisa Giuffrida said, "I am very excited to be part of Women Who Code and contributing to create a positive and inspiring environment for women to excel in their tech career. I am ready to start the San Diego Network to provide local engineers with a supportive environment and a sense of community that the industry is lacking."
Women Who Code Global Leadership Director Joey Rosenberg said, “We’re really proud of the Directors who are working so hard on making this a successful launch, as well as grateful for our sponsors, including Sony Interactive Entertainment, without whom we wouldn’t be able to continue the catalytic work that we are doing to change the tech industry for the better.”
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code is an international non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our goal is to empower women with the skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments for networking and mentorship. The organization has executed more than 5,000 events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 100,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help us to empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting our #WWCode networks. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.