We have often noticed that women avoid the world of technology. Without the right support and inspiration, they are more likely to be discouraged from pursuing a career in this field, whether they feel alienated, intimidated, or insecure.
At TravelPerk, we want to close this gap. We want to encourage women to be part of a community where gender does not define their path. We want to give them a place where they have equal opportunities to learn and grow.
One way we can get involved is by volunteering for CodeWomen. Last Monday, we invited CodeWomen to our Barcelona headquarters, where we organized their pair-programming sessions to guide female students.
What is CodeWomen?
CodeWomen is a community for women by women Founded by MigraCode in 2020, the initiative consists of a support group for female students who want to enter the tech landscape. Volunteers from various organizations help these students develop their technical skills and provide career advice and tips.
What is MigraCode?
MigraCode is a technology academy for refugees and immigrants in Barcelona. It was founded in 2019 and collaborates with various schools and companies across Europe to promote labor integration and social inclusion. MigraCode aims to provide equal access to education, increase job opportunities, build a community and provide additional support.
What is a pair-programming session?
Codewomen hosts two types of events each month. One for networking and learning and one for pair-programming. The latter organizes sessions with students and volunteer instructors to guide students about their required skills or abilities, start existing work or new projects, and provide general tips according to their interests.
I want to be a volunteer. Where can I sign up?
You can see more information on how to get involved here. You can also hear more about their experiences with our volunteers Alexandra Yamaui and David Wallart.