Partnership to Provide Tech Training, Leadership Programs, Industry Events, Advocacy Efforts, and Community Outreach to Support and Inspire Female Engineers
SAN FRANCISCO – October 16th, 2017 — Women Who Code (WWCode), one of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations working to help female engineers achieve their career goals, is now working with Sony Interactive Entertainment to expand its global education, leadership, and community programs. Sony Interactive Entertainment is the company responsible for the PlayStation family of products and services.
“At PlayStation we welcome the abundance of new ideas and different perspectives that a diverse community bring to our industry. Diversity inspires creativity and creativity is the cornerstone of our company and gaming as a whole,” began Shawn Layden, Chairman, Worldwide Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment. Layden is also a member of the Women Who Code Board of Advisors.
“Female developers, engineers, artists and more, have had a hand in creating incredible games and I have no doubt they will continue to do so. As we will continue to invite their passion, voice, and ideas to the table to help us move towards a more inclusive tomorrow,” Layden continued.
This partnership helps to support 100,000 members worldwide at Women Who Code, as well as local Networks in 60 cities and 20 countries. To date, Women Who Code has led 5,000 free technical events. In 2016, WWCode gave away nearly $1M in scholarships and conference awards. They also have a global leadership program where women are provided with leadership training and opportunities to advance and improve their professional prestige.
Women Who Code Vice President of Partnerships, Jennifer Tacheff said, “PlayStation is a valuable ally in our work and our overall mission to see women proportionally represented as technical leaders, executives, founders, VC’s, board members, and engineers. With this partnership, we will continue to empower our members with the skills and support they need to change the industry and the world at large.”
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.