EY steps forward to support women into coding
Following a successful launch of NorthCoders #WomenInTech scholarship that saw large demand for the two free scholarship places on offer, professional services firm EY agreed to fund five women via the NorthCoders' 12-week training programme.
Amul Batra, NorthCoders Managing Director said “At NorthCoders we’re committed to educating future developers to a high standard so that they are ready for the demands of the workplace. Thanks to EY we’ve been able to accept five women onto our course ... through fully paid #womenintech scholarships .. We’re immensely grateful to receive this support from EY.”
All of last years' #womenintech scholars are in full-time tech roles - many affirming their lives have changed completely for the better. Having a scholarship relieves the financial pressure some of the students have, which can create a barrier to them beginning their career in technology.
EY stepped forward and committed to financing the five scholarships. EY Director Liz Scott said “We’re proud to support women in technology. Both innovation and diversity are incredibly important to us as a firm, so we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with NorthCoders to give five women a chance to progress their careers in the sector.”
What lead the students to coding?
A new career in coding thanks to EY
EY is sponsoring six women in Northcoders, a bootcamp dedicated to giving people access to a career in coding.
Coding provides new opportunites for women
Joanna finds everyone has been super friendly so far in the coding community. And her colleague Kavita openly suggests "Everyone should learn how to code".
Learn more about how EY helps accelerate gender parity around the world via their Women. Fast Forward programme.