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.
We’ve awarded over $1 million in scholarships for women breaking into tech.
Online and on campus, we foster a supportive community where women can thrive.
We model the tech culture we want to see; our students carry that with them as they launch careers.
Awarding $1 million toward women’s tech education
To date, Flatiron School has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to make a life-changing tech education more accessible to aspiring female programmers across our many campuses and disciplines:
Defying the trends in today's tech industry
Studies show a disheartening picture of the gender imbalance in today's tech industry...
Women make up less than a quarter of the tech workforce.
The percentage of women in tech has been declining since its 1991 high of 36%.
Even when women get their foot in the door, they leave the industry at over twice the rate of men.
Yet at Flatiron School, we see much better trends...
Our classes often achieve gender parity, with women even outnumbering men in some cohorts.
Women are just as successful as men in completing our programs.
According to our verified outcomes data, women earn as much or more than male grads.
Creating a community that inspires confidence
Through custom programming, events, and pedagogy, we strive to create an inclusive environment for women to build their skills and prepare for an industry ready for change.
In these monthly sessions, we offer a welcoming space for women to broaden their technical skills and collaborate.
We invite industry leaders (as well as our own alumni making waves in the field) to take on issues facing women in tech.
Meet your advocates at Flatiron School
We take diversity seriously. Women make up over 45% of our staff. Female makers, teachers, and leaders impact every level of our organization and touch every part of your student journey.
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.
As VP of Marketing & Strategic Communications, Lauren is a former defense acquisition policy manager and international strategic marketing executive. In her tenure with Airbus, she worked to identify security needs for national-first responders and military. Before Flatiron School, she led Skills Fund's brand, marketing, and communications.
After spending nine years sparking new growth efforts at professional learning network Gerson Lehrman Group, Kristi came to Flatiron School for the opportunity to work on an ambitious mission at the intersection of technology and people.
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.
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.”
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.
Flatiron School COO Kristi Riordan takes on misconceptions keeping women out of tech – and how we can change them.