At OpenClassrooms, We Empower Women to Work in Tech

We’re proud to give millions of students an affordable, accessible way to continue their education and change their careers. Today, on International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the exceptional women that are learning and teaching in the OpenClassrooms family:

Veronica is an OpenClassrooms alumna of the Front-end Developer Career Path.

Veronica had never written a line of code before enrolling in our Front-end Development Career Path. In less than a year, she graduated and landed a job at a promising startup.

“Just because you have never written a line of code, does not mean you can’t be brilliant at it.”

Qeiara is an OpenClassrooms student on the Full-stack Developer Career Path.

Qeiara works with at-risk teens, including teens without a home. She’s passionate about how tech and development can play a role in social justice, and hopes her Full Stack Development diploma with OpenClassrooms will help her realize that goal in a big way.

Emily is an OpenClassrooms web development teacher.

Emily studied art and architecture in school, but trained herself in programming after seeing how tech and the arts compliment each other. She loves helping people make the same career switch that she did.

It’s no secret that women, especially women of color, continue to be underrepresented in technology fields. Half of technology startups across the globe have no women on their leadership team. 60% have no women on their board of directors. In recent years, women have held just 17% of the tech jobs at Google, 15% at Facebook, and 10% at Twitter. And their absence is contributing to a talent shortage. In the US alone, it’s estimated that 1.1 million tech jobs will open by 2024, but more than two-thirds will go unfilled due to a shortage of skilled candidates.

Diversity in the workplace drives innovation, creativity, and productivity. Not to mention it makes for a healthier, happier working environment.

We’re committed to making next-generation technology skills accessible and affordable for everyone. Say yes to investing in yourself. Join OpenClassrooms today.

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