Flatiron School and SeatGeek are partnering to offer women in tech $200K in scholarships funds - Technical.ly DC

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Mar. 12, 2019 9:51 am

Flatiron School and SeatGeek are partnering to offer women in tech $200K in scholarships funds

Offered through Flatiron School's Women Take Tech initiative, the 50/50 Scholarship is specifically launching during Women's History Month.

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The Flatiron School and SeatGeek are partnering to offer $200,000 in scholarships for women pursing tech education.

New York-based SeatGeek curates a mobile ticketing app for people to to buy and sell tickets for sports, concert and theater events.

Offered through Flatiron School’s Women Take Tech initiative, the 50/50 Scholarship specifically launched in March in light of Women’s History Month to bring attention to the gender gap in tech, a press release states. The two organizations are providing scholarships for women in tech to attend Flatiron School’s software engineering, UX/UI design and data science courses. Women applying to any of Flatiron School’s in-person and full-time or part-time online courses between March 11 and March 31 may be eligible to receive a $3,500 scholarship to attend the coding bootcamp.

“Throughout history, women have been the creators and pioneers of groundbreaking technologies as diverse as search engines and space exploration. Across the country, women are increasingly interested in learning the technical skills that will help create our future,” Kristi Riordan, COO of Flatiron School said in statement. “We are thrilled to partner with SeatGeek to develop more opportunities for women to launch their career in tech and bring their creations to life.”

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Throughout this month, Flatiron School is celebrating women through events, panel discussions and programs throughout all of its campuses, including the D.C. location.

“At SeatGeek we’re committed to closing the gender gap in the tech industry through inclusive recruitment and supporting programs such as The 50/50 Scholarship” Susan Lee, chief people officer at SeatGeek said in a statement. “We understand that different ideas and perspectives power the innovation that is key to our success. We’re excited to work with Flatiron School to empower women across all levels of experience and backgrounds to pursue a career in tech.”

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