Join Us for an Exciting Twitter Discussion on How Women Shape Tech

Posted by Flatiron School  /  March 22, 2019

At Flatiron School, we’re committed to changing the face of tech and care deeply about creating a diverse workforce in our community. Increased racial and gender diversity can lead to increased revenue for businesses and diverse teams have been shown to be smarter.

We’re proud to be helping to change the face of the workforce and bridging the gender gap. In our latest jobs outcomes report, our online programs are currently at gender parity and the rate for our NYC campus is above the industry standard.

It’s time for a world-wide effort to do more to help close the gender gap in the tech arena — and the first step is changing the narrative. So, we’re excited to invite you to join us and our very special guests SeatGeek, She+ Geeks Out, Women 2.0, TechLadies, Lesbians Who Tech, and other trailblazing women on March 28 at 12 p.m. EST/ 9 a.m. PST.

We’ll be having an exciting discussion on Twitter around how women shape tech — and how you can too — by sharing ideas, inspiration, and powerful feedback with leaders and trailblazers in our community. Learning technical skills is one of the most powerful investments a woman can make. You’ll also play a key role in encouraging other women to grow by participating in the discussion.

We’re excited to partner withSeatGeek to empower women and to reach gender parity in tech by offering the 50/50 Scholarship and $200,000 in scholarship opportunities. Women who apply to Flatiron School’s immersive Software Engineering, Data Science, or UX/UI Design courses are eligible to receive a $3,500 scholarship. You only have until March 31, so apply today to start your tech journey!

If you’re a woman wanting to bridge the gender gap in technology, learn valuable lessons, hear true stories, and get tips on how to thrive in tech as women, then you don’t want to miss this chat! Use the hashtag #shegeekchat to be a part of the conversation. We can’t wait to hear from you!

If you want to participate:

  • Follow us on Twitter: @flatironschool

  • Mark your calendar for March 28 at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST

  • Follow the conversation by using the hashtag #shegeekchat

  • Remember: This is open to everyone! Let’s radiate positivity.

  • Spread the word and tweet: Let’s make gender parity in tech a reality! Join @flatironschool, @seatgeek, @hiretechladies, @women2, @shegeeksout, @lesbiantech + other influential #womenintech for the #shegeekchat epic twitter chat on 3/28 at 12 pm ET

Thank you to our amazing partners who are taking part in the chat! Be sure to follow them before the chat begins:

Tech Ladies, Founder + CEO, Allison Medina

Tech Ladies is a community of 50,000 women and nonbinary people in tech. They connect you to the best jobs and opportunities in tech, and connect companies with the best women techmakers. Join here.

Women 2.0, CEO, Kate Brodock

Founded in 2006, Women 2.0 is a for-profit, for-good media and tech company focused on gender equality and inclusion in the tech space. Women 2.0 serves over 300,000 through content, programming, products and services and have been an industry leader in the space for over 10 years.

Women 2.0 offers resources for women to grow their careers and their companies in the industry, as well as provide services for workplaces and the technology startup ecosystem to create diverse and inclusive environments that support the advancement of women and other underestimated groups.

She+ Geeks Out, Co-CEO, Rachel Murray

She+ Geeks Out’s mission is to educate, promote and support diverse and inclusive companies and organizations. The organization aims to achieve this by taking a holistic approach to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

She+ Geeks Out provides tech and tech-adjacent women and their allies an opportunity to network and connect with each other as well as with companies who wish to hire them. At the same time, the organization supports companies in their diversity and inclusion efforts by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and tools to create an inclusive environment, in a safe and welcoming space.

Lesbians Who Tech, Social Media Manager, Leanna Garfield

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world — committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. The 50,000  LGBTQ women, non-binary and trans individuals, people of color (and our allies) in tech who make up our community come from every background and live in over 40 cities worldwide. In 2018, the organization became the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world and the largest event for women in tech in California.

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies’ programmatic work includes a coding scholarship for LGBTQ women and non-binary and trans techies — the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund — a mentoring program — “Bring a Lesbian to Work Day” — and a leadership program — #LWTSQUAD — focused on supporting our members as they move into senior leadership roles. They’re not just creating communities. They’re pushing the tech sector to be more inclusive and changing the face of the entire tech industry.

SeatGeek, Director of Talent, Jamie Sterrett

SeatGeek is the leading mobile-focused ticket platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concerts, and theater events. With industry-leading mobile ticketing apps, a fan-friendly user experience and its proprietary Deal Score™ technology that helps fans identify the best ticket values for a given event, SeatGeek is transforming the way that fans buy and sell tickets to their favorite events. SeatGeek Enterprise – the company’s primary ticketing platform – is used by a number of Major League Soccer clubs, as well as the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints and Pelicans.

As a tech company, SeatGeek aims to foster and grow a strong community of female-identifying talent across all levels and backgrounds.