Recruit, retain, and advance women in tech

Undergraduate women in computer science and engineering have an alarmingly high quit rate.

Unfilled tech jobs88.3%

600,000+ highly paid positions are unfilled, but only 55,000 CS majors graduate each year from US universities.

Despite 50/50 balance in introductory courses, only 18% of CS graduates are female.

Percent of women who leave41%

In the first 10 years of their careers, 41% of women drop out of technical roles, compared to 17% of men.

Rewriting the Code is focused on recruiting,
retaining and advancing women in tech.

Rewriting the Code is a 501 (c)(3) addressing the high quit rate among women computer science and engineering majors, and women early in their tech careers. Rewriting the Code is conducting research, building programs, and launching partnerships to understand why women quit and to retain women in tech. We are partnering with select universities and leading tech companies to identify high potential women CS & E majors early in their undergraduate studies, place them in technical internships, and provide robust programming, training, mentorship and community to help them excel in their technical educations and careers.

Research

We have a small consortium of top universities and select tech companies collaborating with us to conduct research that identifies the needs of women in tech, to collect important data on what works and why, and to share best practices more effectively.

Partnerships

Rewriting the Code partners with leading universities and tech companies to place undergraduate women CS & E students in internships and provide educational programming focused on building confidence and capabilities to continue their studies and launch a career in tech.

incredible

Women

incredible futures

Bridging the confidence gap.

Women majoring in computer science and engineering, and early in their tech careers, report that they lack confidence, stemming from feelings of isolation, imposter syndrome and implicit bias. Rewriting the Code has designed our program to help bridge the confidence gap through a holistic approach that includes Community, Career On-Ramps (through applied industry experience and education) and Coaching, each of which plays a key role in building the confidence women need to succeed.

Supporting

Universities