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.
No one person’s career journey is ever quite the same, and we are all at some point in our careers, going to be challenged - whether that be when transitioning, advancing or returning after a career break. For many of us women in tech, hills have been climbed, corners turned, and hurdles have been jumped to get to where we are now - and many of us will say it was ALL worth it!
2018 has been a blast, so what better way to see it off than getting inspired by three ladies who have rocked the tech industry in the last year?
Take it from a recruiter, we aren’t always perceived as the most trustworthy, even reliable of people. For those of you reading this who think I’m stating the blindingly obvious, note, this is not an article with a view to mocking the reputation of the recruiter, that bandwagon has gone through town many times over
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.
The Data Science job market is healthy! It’s not skewed towards one side or the other unless you have very specific skills. Read part 1 of a 3 part blog series covering the 5 most sought-after skills for Data Scientists right now.
Preparing for interviews can be daunting, especially if you’re new to interviewing, or if it’s been a few years since your last one.
Here a 6 Resources which will help you feel more prepared!
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.
Your future cannot be predicted, but your future can be invented.
Companies are giving opportunities for people to learn a new skill… and they’re being paid for it at the same time.
And the list of programming languages to learn continues...