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The Women Take Tech Initiative

Flatiron School is committed to increasing accessibility and improving gender parity in tech. To date, our Women Take Tech initiative has helped over 1,000 women break into tech through impact-driven diversity initiatives and scholarships.

Making gender parity in tech a reality

A more diverse tech workforce is more creative and effective. At Flatiron School, we have the opportunity to fast-track tomorrow’s female tech talent into the industry – and change the culture for the better. Here’s how we’re working to make gender parity in tech a reality.

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Over $1M in scholarships

We’ve awarded over $1M in scholarships for women breaking into tech — and this number will grow with our Access Scholarship.

An inclusive community

Online and on campus, we foster a supportive comunity where women can thrive.

Inspiring industry wide change

We model the tech culture we want to see; our students carry that with them as they launch careers.

Brooklinen partners with Flatiron School to award Access Scholarships

We've partnered with Brooklinen to champion the next generation of female tech innovators. Brooklinen is launching a limited-edition Delancey Tee, with 100% of the proceeds going toward providing ten Access Scholarships specifically for women. The shirt, designed by an all-female product team, has the empowering words ‘Take Ctrl’ written in white chainstitch embroidery.

Our Access Scholarships open doors for aspiring changemakers who may have experienced barriers to an education, empowering them to enroll for $0 upfront. Women can launch careers in tech. Women can thrive in tech. Women can change the industry for the better.

Partners and allies

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Meet your advocates at Flatiron School

We take diversity seriously. Female makers, teachers, and leaders impact every level of our organization and touch every part of your student journey.

Lisa Jiang
Director of Product

Lisa runs Product at Flatiron School, leading the creation of features that support a rich online learning experience for all students. She works with various members of the team to ensure that students gets the quality experience they need to graduate as highly-sought professionals.

Rebekah Rombom
General Manager of Online Education

Rebekah oversees product strategy, learning outcomes, operations, and business objectives for Flatiron School’s online learners. Before becoming GM, Rebekah oversaw job placements, and her team was responsible for over 1,500 successful job placements. The job-search methodologies and curriculum she built still form the backbone of the school’s job placements program.

Lesley Bearg
Senior Director of Finance

Lesley oversees financial planning and analysis, and student finance. Prior to Flatiron School, Lesley spent a decade working as an investment professional in private equity and debt capital markets. She joined Flatiron School for the opportunity to solve the ambitious problem of providing affordable and accessible quality education generating life-changing outcomes at scale.

Sparking a conversation in tech

Committed to taking on the challenges facing women in tech, both our staff and students are eager to share their advice and insights with the broader community.

Women Take Tech Cuts Coding Tuition for Women in Half

The Observer covers Flatiron School’s Women Take Tech scholarship, launched in partnership with beauty subscription pioneers Birchbox – a company that shares our commitment to breaking the “Silicon ceiling.”

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Today Show's Suzy Welch Spotlights Flatiron Women

Career expert Suzy Welch joins Kathie Lee Gifford and Dean Cain on the Today Show to spotlight two women who jump started their careers by learning how to code.

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3 Reasons Women Still Opt Out of Technical Careers

Flatiron School COO Kristi Riordan takes on misconceptions keeping women out of tech – and how we can change them.

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