Women Who Code hits the 50,000 members mark

30 Nov 2015

The international non-profit organisation helping women to excel in technology careers, Women Who Code, has marked a major milestone by hitting the figure of 50,000 registered members worldwide.

Since its foundation in 2011, Women Who Code has held 2,000 events around the world and has a presence in 20 countries to empower women with the skills needed for professional advancement, and to provide environments for networking and mentorship.

Hitting the 50,000 members mark before the end of this year marks an incredible achievement by the organisation, which has almost doubled its numbers at this point compared with June when it reached the 30,000 member mark.

This means that, each month, Women Who Code is incorporating over 4,000 new members into the organisation.

One nation where it has added a number of new members is Ireland, with it launching the first Irish operation in Dublin in November, with Sheree Atcheson, expansion director of Women Who Code UK, making the announcement that it was planning to launch here at Inspirefest in June.

“The strength of Women Who Code comes from the many members and Network Directors that make up our organisation,” said Alaina Percival, the CEO and board chair of Women Who Code. “By working together we can bring the potential benefits of technology careers to women everywhere, while empowering them to find success in the field.”

Women Invent is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Intel, Open Eir (formerly Eircom Wholesale), Fidelity Investments, Accenture and CoderDojo.

Women Who Code members image via Alaina Percival/Flickr

Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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