The Women Take Tech Initiative

Flatiron School is forever committed to increasing accessibility and improve gender parity in tech. To date, we’ve helped over 1000 women break into tech through scholarships and custom programs.

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.

Over $1M in scholarships

We’ve awarded over $1 million in scholarships for women breaking into tech.

An inclusive community

Online and on campus, we foster a supportive community 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.

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:

Scholarship Partners

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Kode with Klossy
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Defying the trends in today's tech industry

Studies show a disheartening picture of the gender imbalance in today's tech industry...

Women hold 20% of tech jobs

Women make up less than a quarter of the tech workforce.

Participation has been falling

The percentage of women in tech has been declining since its 1991 high of 36%.

Quit rate 2x higher for women

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...

35 - 60% women in class

Our classes often achieve gender parity, with women even outnumbering men in some cohorts.

Identical graduation rates

Women are just as successful as men in completing our programs.

No wage gap

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.

Women's-Only Study Sessions

In these monthly sessions, we offer a welcoming space for women to broaden their technical skills and collaborate.

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Women in Tech Events

We invite industry leaders (as well as our own alumni making waves in the field) to take on issues facing women in tech.

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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 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.

Lauren Bauml
Austin & Houston Campus Director

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.

Kristi Riordan
COO and Managing Director, APAC

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.

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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