Mission: Help Moms Break Into Tech
MotherCoders is expanding the tech talent pool by activating women with college degrees and work experience who are ready to contribute -- mothers. Through our part-time technology training program, which includes on-site childcare, we provide women with kids the opportunity to build the skills, knowledge, and professional network needed to move into our economy's fastest-growing employment sector.
With 81% of American women becoming mothers by age 44, moms represent a diverse population spanning across races and ethnicities, socio-economic and educational backgrounds, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and more.
In other words, we've got your diversity right here.
MotherCoders is helping women with college degrees and work experience get on a career track in tech that leverages their unique skills, experiences, and passions. Whether it’s acquiring a particular skill-set to move into a certain role, re-enter the workforce after a pause for motherhood, or accelerating the growth of a startup, our training program enables students to gain enough skills, knowledge, and community support to confidently take the next step (or 3) in their advancement.
We use a combination of reading materials, online and in-class coding exercises, and classroom workshops and lectures to help students meet the learning goals listed below. Each cohort also visits a tech company to learn how tech teams work together to reach their business goals. Companies that have hosted us include AirBnB, Lyft, and Captricity.
Ellyn Bouscasse is a Full-Stack Development teacher at Le Wagon, who made her way to the institution after yearning for more than her university could offer. She hopes that as Le Wagon continues to grow, it will become an ambassador for women in tech, leading the way towards a technology industry without a gender gap.
There is a common misconception that a degree in a relevant field from a well-known institution of higher education is the best path to a high-paying job. Many take this assumption one step further, believing that college is the only path.
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