International Nonprofit Dedicated to Women in Tech Establishes Group in San Jose to Provide Local Engineers With Training, Events, and Support
Submitted by: VMware
Posted: Oct 01, 2019 – 07:44 PM EST
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, Oct. 01 /CSRwire/ - Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest and most active organization of women engineers, with the support of VMware, has announced the launch of our newest WWCode Network in San Jose, Costa Rica. This group will serve the local tech community by providing a space for women engineers to gather and support one another, while also hosting technical, career development, and leadership training events.
VMware is the official sponsor of Women Who Code Costa Rica and hosted the launch event which took place on Thursday, July 18th at their offices in San Jose. Leading the Network will be Directors Xinia Sanchez and Yoselin Castillo. Their job will be to develop and grow the community, plan and execute regular technical events, and empower other members to take on leadership positions and grow with the group.
Director Yoselin Castillo spoke about the launch, “We’re so excited about this new Network and all of the possibilities that it presents. We’ve already started coming up with great ideas for events, and things we can do to enrich the community, and I can’t wait to meet more of the amazing women engineers who call Costa Rica home.”
“When we are able to bring a Network to a new city like San Jose, it makes such a difference in the lives of the engineers living there. It is a place where the talented engineers in the local community can gather together, and support one another, while also benefiting from valuable technical learnings that will enhance their career,” said WWCode CEO, Alaina Percival. “We are incredibly grateful to VMware for their generous help in making this possible.”
“As a supporter of Women Who Code since its inception and an advocate for diversity in the technology industry, VMware is proud of the organization’s expansion into Costa Rica and honored to be a part of the Network’s launch,” said Bask Iyer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Information Officer, VMware. “VMware is globally committed to a culture of innovation, and through partnerships with organizations like Women Who Code, we can better engender communities that connect, empower and inspire women engineers.”
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 8,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 180,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.
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