Women Who Code with Alaina Percival

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Adam Torres and Alaina Percival discuss Women Who Code.

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Show Notes:

Women Who Code is creating opportunities for women in tech worldwide. In this episode,  Adam Torres and Alaina Percival, CEO and Board Chair at Women Who Code, explore the Women Who Code movement along with the current state of women in tech.  

About Alaina Percival

Alaina Percival is Chief Executive Officer of Women Who Code, a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Under Alaina’s leadership, Women Who Code has grown to serve more than 200,000 women in 20 countries and 70 cities across the globe. This thriving movement offers more than 2,000 free technical and leadership events, per year. In addition to her role at Women Who Code, Percival is an accomplished tech speaker, appearing at WSJ.d Live, WITI, Belfast Technology Conference, Grace Hopper, Columbia University’s Social Enterprise, MIT’s Venture Capital and Innovation Conference and more. Alaina has been interviewed by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and other publications across the globe to share her expertise on best practices for increasing diversity in tech.

Prior to Women Who Code, Alaina worked at PUMA’s headquarters in Germany, as well as Riviera Partners and Snip.it, acquired by Yahoo. Alaina is a venture and angel investor (FLEX, Kinside, Opsolutely acquired by Shift and others) and a CodePath Advisor.

About Women Who Code

Women Who Code prepares this generation of women in tech to be tomorrow’s role models. This global nonprofit that started as a community group in 2011 and has since grown to 200,000 members spanning 20 countries. 

WHAT WE DO: 
-Advance women in their careers, every step of the way
-Provide a community of 200,000 that has become a movement in technology leadership
-Build Global Leaders in Tech, effectively changing the industry 
-Offer low to no barrier-to-entry programs, events, scholarships and more for women to build tech and leadership skills

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