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Facebook donates $250K to Girls in Tech

Girls in Tech gets $250K to support women in tech

Girls in Tech is the recipient of this year’s Facebook annual developer conference donation. 

The company is donating $250,000 to support Girls in Tech programs and offer better resources for women in the tech space. 

Facebook’s donation to Girls in Tech will be used to provide more experiences and educational opportunities to help women advance their careers in, or enter into, technology.

This means that women will benefit from programs like:

  • Code G Level 1 – An online course to learn Python.
  • The Girls in Tech Startup Challenge – A virtual startup competition for female founders.
  • The Girls in Tech Conference – a one-day virtual event where participants from all over the world gather to find community and learn how to thrive in tech.
  • Upcoming 2021 programs including the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Global Classroom, the Virtual Mentorship Program and our Digital Career Fair.

“We are honored to have been selected by Facebook for this donation. The funds will allow Girls in Tech to reach more women and marginalized groups throughout the world with training, education, mentorship, and other opportunities to fuel their passion in technology,” said Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, Adriana Gascoigne.

Founded in 2007, Girls in Tech is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech. It is a community for women to connect and support each other, but also a place to gain practical skills for growing a career in tech. They have more than 70,000 members across 54 chapters in 37 countries.

The Facebook F8 developer conference is an annual event which has run since 2007, to celebrate and inspire developers, creators, entrepreneurs, and innovators that build on Facebook platforms and tools. A portion of the event’s ticket sales has typically been redirected into an annual donation towards organizations that support minorities in the field.

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