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BlogHer

In 2005 Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone responded to the often repeated question: “where all the women bloghers?” Blogher was their answer, the largest online community of women bloghers to date. Also holds conferences.

Tools For Change

Tools for Change offers a series of short visual presentations aimed at a variety of audiences for use in different settings. These workshops review all that has been learned about what works and what doesn’t in creating a workplace that doesn’t push women out of the STEM pipeline

Why Women Leave Tech: What the Research Says

Summary of research culled from over 200 academic studies, surveys and industry white papers, as well as 25 books and about 100 news stories. About 25% of the material is about women in tech and the remainder had a broader focus (women in STEM, women in majority-male environments, women at work, etc.).

High Potentials In Tech-Intensive Industries: The Gender Divide In Business Roles; Catalyst Report

This report identifies the gender gap women experience working in business roles in tech-intensive industries from day one, uncovers the barriers holding women back and provides insight into why women leave. Finally it provides recommendations on how companies can reverse these trends by attracting and retaining top female talent.

Climbing the Technical Ladder

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research in collaboration with the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Women in the Workplace 2015

Report by McKinsey and LeanIn that tracks the progress of women in 118 firms across industries and polls tens of thousands of men and women about the issues surrounding women in corporate life.

Techbridge

An after school program that involves families, role models, school districts and partners to help girls from underserved communities learn about STEM

Tech Girls Are SuperHeros

A non-profit that aims to encourage and educate young girls so they ultimately choose a career in tech.

Technovation

A global technology entrepreneurship program for middle school girls where they get to build a prototype of a mobile app, write a business plan and get feedback from VCs

Expanding Your Horizons

Organization that offers “conferences” in which middle-school and high-school girls participate in hands-on STEM workshops led by adult women (volunteers) who work in STEM fields.

CodeEd

In Boston, New York and San Francisco, middle school girls from underserved communities can learn how to code with the workshops this organization conducts.

Fullstack Academy

An immersive coding bootcamp located in New York City which teaches students full stack JavaScript over the course of a 13-week, on-campus program. Also offers beginner courses in Javascript and front-end development, as well as a summer program for college-age students (Summer of Code), and a part-time version of their full-time curriculum (Flex).

Flatiron School

Offers a 12-week immersive program for web and mobile development. Also offers part-time courses, corporate training, and a Pre-College Program for high school students. Courses offered on campus and online.

Ada Developers

A year-long intensive school in software development for women with no previous professional experience in computer programming. The program is tuition-free, and students can apply for a low-interest micro loan to meet living expenses during the year.

Big Nerd Ranch

Hosts retreat-style bootcamps in Atlanta and on the Central Coast of California. Offers a variety of programming instruction on iOS, Android, front-end and back-end web, mobile design and Mac and Cocoa apps.

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