We’ve usually noticed that ladies are likely to keep away from the tech world. Whether or not it is as a result of they really feel like an outsider, scared, or insecure, with out the appropriate help and motivation, they’re extra more likely to be discouraged to pursue a profession on this discipline.
At TravelPerk, we wish to shut this hole. We wish to encourage girls to be a part of a group the place gender doesn’t outline their paths. We wish to present an area the place they’ve equal alternatives to be taught and develop.
A technique we get ourselves concerned is by volunteering for CodeWomen. Final Monday, we invited CodeWomen to our Barcelona HQ, the place we hosted their pair-programming session to offer steerage to feminine college students.
CodeWomen is a group for ladies by girls. Based by MigraCode in 2020, the initiative consists of a help group for feminine college students who aspire to enter the tech panorama. Volunteers from completely different organizations assist these college students develop their technical expertise and supply profession recommendation and ideas.
MigraCode is a tech academy for refugees and migrants in Barcelona. It was based in 2019 and collaborates with varied colleges and corporations throughout Europe to foster labor integration and social inclusion. MigraCode goals to provide equal entry to training, improve work alternatives, construct a group, and supply further help.
What’s a pair-programming session?
Codewomen hosts two forms of occasions monthly. One for networking and studying and one for pair-programming. The latter consists of organizing classes with college students and volunteer coaches to provide college students steerage on the trade or expertise they want, work on current or provoke new initiatives, and supply normal ideas in keeping with their pursuits.