Help us retain women in tech.
Women Who Code is dedicated to helping women succeed in their careers in technology, but in order to do that, we need the help of our local tech communities. Partnering with Women Who Code means doing your part to combat the unconscious biases that have made tech a hostile environment for women. Together we can learn how to eliminate these biases and make tech culture more welcoming and inclusive to everyone.
What benefits do sponsors receive?
Partnership. We aren’t just asking for money. We want to partner with local tech companies to not only provide benefit to our members, but also help you in your commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion within your workplace. We are a resource for you to use when you need help.
Visibility. Women experienced in the tech community rely heavily on word of mouth for job searches, since many companies talk about diversity and inclusion without making any real effort to improve their workforce. When you sponsor organizations such as ours, you send a message that you care and are committed to making things better. You also have direct access to our members when hosting a HackNight.
Tax Benefits. Because Women Who Code is a non-profit, all donations are tax-deductible. This includes the event space, wifi and food when hosting a HackNight. Women Who Code offers an online form for generating a receipt.
HackNight Benefits. When hosting a HackNight, sponsors are encouraged to have representatives from their company attend the event. We offer them a few minutes at the beginning of the event to introduce themselves and talk about your company and any open positions. Your representatives can then meet with our members during the event to network and learn more about our group. Your company logo will be added to our Meetup Sponsors page during the week you host.
We have a number of ways for companies to get involved with Women Who Code.
Our monthly Meetups are held at different locations every month. This introduces our members to companies in our local community and allows our members to get an inside view of different company locations and cultures. Our meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday evening of the month from 6-8:30 PM.
- Event Space: Providing us access to a room in your office. Rooms must be able to hold at least 20 people. Multi-purpose areas works best (lots of tables/areas for people to break out into small groups) but any room with a few tables would be sufficient.
- Internet Connection: Wifi access for our members.
- Food and beverages: We provide dinner to all members who attend our monthly HackNights, which typically attract 15-35 members. Companies can expect to spend $150-300 depending on that month’s attendance. Please provide a vegan option for those with dietary restrictions.
Please contact us to volunteer to host one of our upcoming Meetups.
We offer local and global sponsorship packages for companies interested in partnering with our network. Our packages are a great way to financially support our network while building awareness of your company in our local and/or global communities. If you’re interested in learning more about our sponsorship packages, please contact us for more information.
Financial donations allow us to provide our members with the resources they need to excel in their careers. Women Who Code is committed to transparency, so all of the money our network spends can be viewed on our OpenCollective account. If you wish to donate funds to our group, you can do so on our Open Collective page. However, if you’d like to donate a large amount of money, please contact us for additional information on sponsorship packages available through Women Who Code.
Our members are technologists who are constantly learning and growing. Our network helps our members advance their technical and leadership skills through our resource library. These resources may be donated directly by sponsors or may be purchased using your financial donations.
- Resources: Books, online memberships or subscriptions, and other training materials for our members to advance their technical and leadership skills.
- Technology: We are looking for devices (used or new) of all kinds for our members to use for technical learning and investigation. Some examples of items we are currently looking for are:
- MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops
- iOS and Android devices for our mobile study groups
- 3D Printers
- Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) devices such as:
- Oculus Rift
- HTC Vive
- Playstation 4
- Project Tango devices
- Cardboard devices