To celebrate International Day of the Girl, we invited the Entrepreneur First community to commit to supporting gender diversity in tech. The EF team, cohort and alumni made a number of pledges to give more girls and women the opportunity to get involved in the tech industry.
However big or small, these acts will help to open more doors for women and girls to get into tech. We still have a long way to go before tech is a truly diverse industry, but these pledges are a great place to start. From teaching rails classes, to providing work experience, to creating content around women in tech, take a look at some of the pledges below.
I pledge to help women/girls learn how to code. By spending one night a week at a bootcamp dedicated to getting women into tech, I hope I can make the career switch easier for those that are interested – Matt G, EF Team
Novoic pledges to encourage girls and reduce bias in our recruitment process, including: using language for job adverts that doesn’t disencourage girls from applying, tracking and analyzing gender metrics through our recruitment funnel, and using standardized questions and scoring metrics for initial interview to reduce any cognitive bias – Emil, CEO – Novoic
I pledge to spend an afternoon sharing data science and programming expertise with a female student in Singapore, listening to their career goals and preparing a selection of take-home technical resources to help get a head-start in the industry – Caleb, CTO – Nucon