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Rewriting The Code Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services

Mission: Rewriting the code is a 501(c)(3) organization created to develop a community of exceptional college women with a passion for technology to become the next generation of engineers and tech leaders.

Programs: Rewriting the codes student community of college women pursuing computer science, engineering, mathematics and statistics coursework increased from 100 to over 800 in 2017. The 800+ women attend 159 colleges and universities across the us and canada. The women participated in technical educational programs on the topics such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and blockchain as well as personal skill and leadership development topics. They had the opportunity to visit the campuses of companies such as nvidia, pinterest, fidelity, teamworks, menlo ventures, the new york times and more. The women also participated in summer internships across the us during the months of june, july and august.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Zoey T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As an undergraduate woman in a male-dominated major, I have struggled with meeting and connecting with other women like me. My friends and classmates who are not looking to enter technology-related fields often have tight-knit friend groups in which they feel supported emotionally, academically and professionally. I had always longed for such a community and was estatic when I heard about Rewriting the Code, an organization dedicated to empowering college women who were passionate about technology.

After applying and being accepted as a RTC fellow, I have been exposed to a community of women who have had similar experiences struggling with being in a technical, male-dominated major and who want to help each other succeed. I have found that the community is exceptionally welcoming and understanding. Nobody has ever made me feel embarassed for asking questions or for advice. There is no culture of "one-upping" each other or pressure to maintain appearances, which often happens all the time at my university.

Even though the community is mostly online, we have had summer meetups in locations where we are interning to meet each other in person. We have also had college students, company recruiters and tech employees from amazing companies host informative webinars. I am so fortunate to have been a part of Rewriting the Code and hope that they will continue to grow and expand their influence to help more women like me.