These power moms are proving that the tech industry is no longer a man’s world.
In the U.S., 81 percent of women become moms by age 44, yet women with kids are excluded from most corporate diversity efforts.
A lot of millennials are approaching parenting age… why not start building that environment that is inclusive of parents?
Balancing a career in tech and entrepreneurship with having children is difficult for any parent, but it is an especially daunting challenge for women due to the expectations placed on mothers...
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MotherCoders was created specifically for women with children because mothers are one of the most underemployed populations in the US.
The 9-week program offers the promise of digital literacy, industry knowledge, a peer and professional support system, and – perhaps the two most important words in any working mom’s vocabulary – on-site childcare.
I wish I had spent more time talking to working moms to learn about what to expect and how to overcome challenges related to work/life conflict.
Establishing a support network improves the environment...
...having the ability to code will likely increase economic opportunity for you, which essentially translates into greater economic security for your family.
We’re in a moment in history in which the technical revolution is on par with the Industrial Revolution and what it did to society. We’re building the blueprint for the next phase of human history.
If we don’t help moms, or women in general, gain a foothold in this new economy that’s knowledge and innovation-based, we’re just going to recreate all the structures we have now.
Women are making 85% of the purchasing decisions in both businesses and households. We are the economic engines and a huge set of our interests are unaddressed...
Working as a woman in IT doesn’t have to be isolating. We’ve compiled the best organizations for women to connect with their peers, learn about career advancement, and receive the support to persevere.
We are thrilled to have such a promising group of ventures in our next class, and we are particularly inspired to support and invest in solutions that are accelerating women and girls.
At MotherCoders, we spend a lot of time talking about the “so what?” part of tech, which challenges our moms to think critically about the role tech (and tools in general) have in our lives.
It’s clear that the tech industry can’t afford to miss out on mothers as valuable contributors.
We talk about the challenges of being a mom learning to code, how organizers can make their tech events more mom-friendly, and how to make coding more accessible to all mothers.
MotherCoders is working to create a more inclusive economy by on-ramping moms to careers in technology.
Mothers are a diverse set and we’re ready to bring our unique perspectives to bear, to help drive the creation of new products and services, to shape the world in which our children will live. Tech needs us, and we want in.
In today’s tech-driven economy where cutthroat bidding wars for technical talent are par for the course, wouldn’t it be wonderful to tap into an existing, underutilized pool of talent that’s already educated, experienced and hungry for a chance to skill up?
The MotherCoders course provides a stress-free environment with on-site childcare for moms who want to learn basic programming, expand their understanding of the technology landscape, and network with peers and industry professionals.
After having her first child, Tina had a difficult time being able to increase her coding skills while looking after her young one. An epiphany – she probably wasn’t the only mom who needed childcare assistance to find the time/space to learn.
So if you’ve ever wondered whether you had the chops to succeed in this high-growth sector of the economy, here are five signs that you should dive in and learn the coding skills necessary to participate.
Despite a growing number of coding bootcamps sprouting up, none are aimed at moms.
MotherCoders was founded by Tina Lee who, as a mom herself, understands the challenges moms face when wanting to gain new technical skills. Offering on-site childcare is an innovative way of helping moms gain access to the technical skills necessary to thrive.
The program addresses the timing and childcare issues a mom might encounter when entering a profession built around a 25-year-old male’s schedule.