Girls Who Code to Host Inaugural Virtual Hiring Summit, Serving Hundreds of Women Seeking Technical Roles in Computer Science

Event will feature leading companies recruiting for technical roles, including American Express and Raytheon Technologies

Organization hosts virtual event following year of industry-wide COVID-related cancellations of opportunities—job offers, internships, career fairs—for women in tech

Summit aims to address gender gap in tech head-on—bringing women into highest-paying, fastest-growing jobs in the global economy

New York, NY (January 25, 2020) — Girls Who Code today announced its first-ever Hiring Summit, a one-day virtual event designed to connect the Girls Who Code community with technical career opportunities, and to connect hiring managers to a diverse slate of candidates.

"Girls Who Code has built a pipeline of more than 80,000 college-aged alumni who are majoring in Computer Science at 15X the national average,” said Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. “Now, we’d like to ensure our alumni and broader community are getting opportunities to break into the industry. We’re proud to partner with companies dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech to host this Hiring Summit, and make a difference for hundreds of young women who deserve opportunities to work and lead in tech."

The organization’s virtual Hiring Summit will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The event is designed for women—both trans and cis—who are either currently enrolled in college and seeking internships, or are recent college graduates seeking entry-level or early-career jobs.

The virtual Hiring Summit will feature the following:

  • Exclusive Booth Expo: Partnering organizations will host virtual booths to answer questions about their companies, open roles, and application processes.

  • Mainstage Keynotes: Featuring keynote presentations from American Express and Raytheon Technologies about their work, culture, and commitment to diversity in tech.

  • Networking Areas: Girls Who Code is committed to fostering community and sisterhood among its alumni and broader network in order to increase retention of women in CS. In the Networking Areas of the event, attendees can connect with each other based on career levels and areas of interest.

"We’re thrilled to have had over a thousand girls RSVP to the Girls Who Code Hiring Summit, especially knowing that technology-oriented jobs are expected to increase from 41 million in 2020 to 190 million in 2025,” said Dr. Tarika Barrett, Girls Who Code Chief Operating Officer. “It’s a crucial moment to be laser-focused on closing the gender gap in tech, and bringing girls into the fastest-growing, highest-paying industry in the global economy."

Companies participating in the Girls Who Code Hiring Summit include American Express, The D. E. Shaw Group, Dolby, GDIT, KPMG LLP, Raytheon Technologies, The TJX Companies, Inc., ViacomCBS, Wells Fargo, and Walmart.

About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With their 7-week Summer Immersion Program, after school Clubs, and College Loops program, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code has reached 300,000 girls to date through its programs and 500 million people through campaigns, advocacy work, and New York Times best-selling series. To join the movement or learn more, visit Follow the organization on social media @GirlsWhoCode.