Durham, NC, Rewriting the Code (RTC), a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting college and early career women with a passion for technology, today announced that JPMorgan Chase has joined RTC as a sponsor in holistically supporting its members through educational programming, mentorship, career path exploration, and technology recruiting.
The first initiative of this sponsorship is a collaboration with Rewriting the Code to provide 20 conference scholarships to the National Society of Black Engineers Conference in Anaheim, CA, in late March. These scholarships are available to Black women undergraduates within the RTC Black Wings community.
The scholarships are open to RTC Black Wings members in the Class of 2023 and 2024 who attend US colleges and universities and are physically located in the United States. The scholarship will pay for conference registration, transportation, accommodations expense & meal allowance. Recipients will be provided with dedicated time to meet and network with JPMorgan Chase recruiters and engineers as well as with the RTC Black Wings leaders and team. The conference provides educational sessions, and a career fair. The experience will also build community with fellow Black Wings members. The application deadline is March 2, 2022, at midnight EST.
Sue Harnett, Founder & President of Rewriting the Code remarked, “We’re thrilled to introduce the RTC community to JPMorgan Chase as we share a common passion for supporting women in tech.” Ebele Kemery, Head of Global Technology, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion said, “We are so pleased to partner with Rewriting the Code to provide these scholarships to Black women. Being able to support and elevate upcoming female technologists is an important part of our strategy. We are committed to providing access to a career in technology as a pathway to wealth in the Black community, and contribute to a future landscape where there is more diverse representation in the technology industry.”
Applicants will be asked to write an essay on their future goals they are working towards in their technology related major. Dr. Kristin Austin, Rewriting the Code’s Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access noted, “With over 1,300 members in our Black Wings community I’m thrilled that we can provide access to this exceptional conference that will deliver invaluable networking and educational opportunities.”
Rewriting the Code is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has developed a community of exceptional college women with a passion for technology. RTC empowers women to become the next generation of engineers and tech leaders by providing community, industry education, professional and personal development, and hands-on experience through partnership with companies across North America.