S22:E2 - Building the bridge across the tech gap (Michelle Glauser)
Joining Saron today is Michelle Glauser, CEO & Founder of Techtonica. Ever since joining the industry as a software engineer, Michelle recognized the glaring lack of diversity within the world of tech, which is why she's dedicated herself to addressing this issue. Techtonica is a nonprofit that provides tuition-free tech training with laptops, living stipends, and job placement or search support to women and non-binary adults with low incomes. Michelle shares insights she's gained through her coding journey and advice for those looking to start their path today.
Michelle Glauser is the founder and CEO of Techtonica, a nonprofit that offers low-income women and non-binary adults free tech training, along with living and childcare stipends, then places them in positions at sponsoring companies that are ready to support more diverse teams. She learned to code at Hackbright Academy in 2012 and became a software engineer, where she quickly realized that the industry was severely lacking diversity. Michelle is also the lead organizer for PyLadiesSF, and in 2015, she spearheaded the #ILookLikeAnEngineer ad campaign.