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AngelHack Announces Nonprofits Supported by #ProjectWoAH: IGNITE and she++

Dec 11, 2015 3:43:00 AM / by Troy Petrunoff

AngelHack is proud to announce that beneficiaries for our ProjectWoAH campaign donation will including IGNITE Worldwide and She++. Every signup for our thunderclap here, will raise $10 to support these nonprofits ($5 each), up to $5,000. This is great way for you to help support girls and women in tech, simply by allowing us to post one tweet or facebook post to your account promoting our Women of AngelHack livestream Q&A! So what are you waiting for? Sign up here! To read more about the Women of AngelHack project, click here.

The donation will come from AngelHack’s nonprofit, Code For A Cause, which aims to inspire individuals to leverage technology for social good. Supporting diversity in tech is a hugely important part of our work and goals for 2016, so our team excited to support these organizations that are helping create the next generation of women leaders in tech! A little more about them:

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She++ is a social enterprise that empowers women to make their mark on the technology industry. They seeks to dismantle the untrue stereotype that computer science is not a career for women. Founded in January 2012, she++ was Stanford's first conference on women in technology. In April 2012, they hosted a lineup of inspirational women in tech--from companies such as Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and Pinterest, among others--and 250+ attendees on Stanford's campus. After positive feedback from the event, she++ expanded into a full-fledged community that inspires women to empower computer science. Every year, their fellowship programs provide toolkits, include a documentary she++ produced, to high school and college-age girls worldwide to educate their communities about careers for women in tech. Learn more: http://www.sheplusplus.org/
IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) is a nonprofit focused on inspiring girls to consider technology and engineering as a potential and positive career choice. They provide an in-school program where girls from grades 6-12 are introduced to technology careers via panel discussions, job shadowing, technology workshops, mentoring, and field trips throughout the school year to visit the workplaces of professional women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. IGNITE has educated and empowered over 30,000 young women in middle school and high school grades to pursue education and careers in STEM. In addition to over 41 chapters formed across the United States, IGNITE has international chapters in Nigeria and Uganda. Check out their awesome infographic below and learn more about their work here: http://www.igniteworldwide.org/

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Topics: Code For A Cause

Troy Petrunoff

Written by Troy Petrunoff