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Google sponsoring “thousands” of women with vouchers for coding lessons

Google X VP Megan Smith

Google X VP Megan Smith

If you’re a woman in the tech industry and interested in learning coding, you can now apply to Google for vouchers for online lessons from c<>de school.

The initiative follows Google publishing a diversity report showing that only 30 percent of its employees are women, the company stating that this is “miles from where we want to be.” Google VP Megan Smith did reveal some progress, however, reporting that twice as many women were attending I/O this year compared to last year … 

Google is offering the vouchers to women at its I/O conference, but also offering an online application open to women everywhere. As Google says that the number of vouchers available will be in the “thousands,” you probably want to get your application in quickly.

To apply, you simply enter your name, email address and a statement about what inspired you to join the tech industry.


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