2017 review

Take a look back.


This year has been the biggest and most successful yet for SheCanCode. Step into our annual review to see what we achieved to get an understanding of what lies before us. 


Letter from us

30 December 2017


In 2017, we at SheCanCode, wore many hats with the same goal: to empowering women to enter and remain in tech.

This year, we curated a 50:50 gender-and- tech ability- diverse hackathon, <hatch london> at the Ministry of Justice. We delivered coding workshops; launched a <job board>, provided free career advisory, launched <tools & resources> and hosted bespoke recruitment drives for corporate clients.

This has been in response to:

  1. The increased demand to support women to enter &  remain in technology; as well as,
  2. Being increasingly asked to support companies to better attract, hire, develop and retain women in tech.







Our Community Growth.



We will continue to share our views on diversity &  inclusion with a 7,000 strong (and growing) global community via our blog, website, social channels and events. 

in 2018, we are taking SheCanCode to the next level. 

Leveraging the insights we have gained from working with a wide variety of stakeholders, we will be launching a product that is aligned with our mission.

 Using a unique matching algorithm, our product brings the <career advisory formula> we've developed online: personalising recommendations to content  <companies, articles, jobs and events> that is aligned with users' past & present experience, as well as future goals. 



This helps users' to gain exposure to opportunities that enable them to better navigate their careers in technology.

In order to generate enough good opportunities (through content) to empower women to enter & remain in technology; and as a way to sustain & scale the growth of a niche <career advisory marketplace>, companies are given access to the platform as an employer branding tool. Our platform serves as a place for them to build their own communities of diverse tech talent that they can market to, & hire from.  

As we look forward to the year ahead, we hope we're able to turn the dial on the gender imbalance in the tech industry, not only because it's the right thing to do; but because it's good for business. 

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Best wishes,

Nicole Pretorius, Cofounder & Former CEO


From starting the year as a simple blog, to growing our community beyond 7,000+ global members and having more than 32,000 views on of our website (& an Alexa rank of 100,000 in the UK), we feel this has been an incredible achievement for SheCanCode as a community. 

We get new visitors to our site every day, and the numbers are changing every day, not only in the cities that we reach, but the diversity that it adds to our community.  


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Companies we worked with.