As many of you know, this day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and in present day across all industries. It's also a time to reflect on the changes that need to be made to make our world equal for everyone, regardless of gender or gender non-conforming identity.
The tech industry has a lot of work to do in this area in particular. Though we've made great strides towards the representation of the entire gender spectrum in engineering, we still have quite a long way to go towards making women programmers feel safe, empowered, and a sense of true belonging. The same is especially true for Black and Brown women as well as individuals who identify as non-binary or gender non-conforming.
It's so important for us to both listen to the stories of women in tech as well as elevate them. That's why DEV, our sister community, is collecting stories from women in tech and their allies for their annual International Women's Day celebration called #SheCoded. The best part? From now through March 9, 2022 @ 10:59 AM UTC, DEV and GitHub will together donate $20 to Girls Who Code for every #SheCoded post published on DEV. Thank you to GitHub for their generous support of this cause!
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by creating a pipeline of female programming talent. They're doing this by offering clubs, summer programs, and college networks for women and girls pursuing a career in tech.
We invite everyone in the CodeNewbie Community to browse this year's growing SheCoded collection here, contribute their own post here, and cross-post their story to CodeNewbie Community. Your participation in this powerful celebration directly benefits Girls Who Code, an organization that is working to make the field we love more accessible to everyone. Please join us 💜