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 industrywide 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 coding education

To date, Flatiron School has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to make a life-changing coding education more accessible to aspiring female programmers across our many campuses and disciplines:

Scholarship Partners

Defying industry trends in the classroom – and beyond

Studies show a disheartening picture of the gender imbalance in tech. At Flatiron School, we’re defying industry trends.

Industry Trends

At Flatiron School

Women hold 25% of tech jobs

Women make up just a quarter of the tech workforce.

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Student body ranges from 35 - 60% women

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

Participation has been falling

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

Identical graduation rates

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

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.

No wage gap

According to our verified outcomes data, women earn as much or more than male grads.

Industry Trends

At Flatiron School

“Diversity as we often discuss it is a proxy for diversity of thought. Having a wide range of views and experiences represented on your team means you’ll be in a better position to see — and solve — more and bigger problems. The bottom line: You can’t effectively build products for the whole world if your organization only represents a small slice of it.”

Rebekah Rombom

Rebekah Rombom

General Manager, Online

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.

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.

Meet your advocates at Flatiron School

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.

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.


Meet our inspiring alumni community

Our greatest inspiration is our driven students, who pursue their passions through programming and go on to make the tech industry a better place.