Today, we’re excited to announce a multiyear partnership with Girls Who Code, the national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology.
As part of the partnership, Uber will give $1.2 million to Girls Who Code over the next three years, which will help grow hundreds of after school and immersion programs — and allow an additional 60,000 girls from communities across the US to be exposed to technical skills from an early age.
Uber employees from across the company, including the “LadyEng” internal group made up of women (and men!) in technical roles at Uber, will soon begin volunteering, setting up coding workshops, and mentorship programs at local Girls Who Code chapters across the country.
And to help ensure the success of this partnership and beyond, Bozoma Saint John, our Chief Brand Officer, will join the Girls Who Code Board of Directors.
We’re thrilled to collaborate with organizations like Girls Who Code to build a truly diverse and inclusive tech community. We’ll continue to invest in organizations like this as part of our $3 million diversity fund in the coming years.