The women’s investment platform founded by Sallie Krawchek partners with leading US coding bootcamp, Flatiron School, to fund coding skills for 50 women.
Fresh from a funding round that garnered the start-up $34.6m, Ellevest is now partnering with Flatiron School to award $200,000 in scholarship funds to 50 women for its Online Web Developer Program as part of the Women Take Tech initiative.
‘Education is one of the most powerful investments a woman will make. Across the country, women are increasingly interested in learning technical skills like coding that will open the door to their future career’
– KRISTI RIORDAN
Web development skills for women
Monthly tuition for 50 women on the programme will be slashed in half to $750 per month rather than the full-price $1,500 per month price tag usually required for the year-long course.
The programme is a rigorous and professional-grade education course with more than 800 hours of curated coding lessons, development tools, and instructor support within a strong community of fellow learners. More than a thousand Flatiron School graduates have landed jobs at big tech companies from New York to Fargo, North Dakota.
More women needed in tech and finance
The entire ethos of Ellevest is the financial advancement of women in a world that has traditionally had male gatekeeping methods keeping them out, so it makes sense to partner with a renowned coding school to offer women a skill advantage.
COO of Flatiron School, Kristi Riordan, said: “Education is one of the most powerful investments a woman will make. Across the country, women are increasingly interested in learning technical skills like coding that will open the door to their future career.
“We are thrilled to partner with Ellevest to create more opportunities for women to launch their career in tech and achieve their future goals.”
Krawchek herself noted the unfortunate similarities between the coding and finance spheres, particularly in terms of female representation, but both companies are trying to change this. She said: “We are excited to support the Flatiron School in their efforts to create opportunities for women, and work together to change the experience of being a woman in tech today.”