Women Who Code’s First Cohort Launches Networks In 20 Cities Worldwide

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12.05.2016

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Non-Profit Dedicated to Supporting Engineers Expands Its Global Reach by Instituting Streamlined Cooperative Expansion System

San Francisco, CA - December 5, 2016 -- Women Who Code (WWCode), a 501(c)3 that works to inspire engineers to succeed in tech careers, announces the launch of local Networks in 20 cities as the first wave of their new cohort system. This reimagined process involves a streamlined approach to expansion, with the organization supporting the simultaneous formation of communities in multiple locations.

The cities that are participating in Women Who Code’s first Cohort are Barcelona, Cleveland, Des Moines, Edinburgh, Huntsville, Islamabad, Kiev, Leeds, Manilla, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pune, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, Roanoke, San Diego, Singapore, Sofia and Vancouver. This process is being developed and coordinated by Women Who Code Global Leadership Director Joey Rosenberg.

Joey spoke about her aspirations for the cohort system, “Women Who Code receives an abundance of inquiries from people who are looking to start a Network in their local city. The cohort system will allow us to more quickly bring the benefits of our organization to more places in a connected, collaborative way, and exponentially expand the reach of our impact.”

Aspiring Directors that are participating in the first Cohort will progress through several tiers, each with certain goals that will have to be met within a specified timeframe before they will be able to graduate to the next level. Promotion through this system will gain their Networks access to greater benefits, which will further allow them to establish themselves and grow the Women Who Code brand in their city.

WWCode CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival said, “The strength of Women Who Code has always come from the community. We’re excited about this new cohort system because it will allow aspiring Networks to support one another in the initial stages of their development, bolstering the bonds of our global community and making each group stronger than it would be on its own.”

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 4,200 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 80,000, 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.

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