Since 2000, employment growth for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs has been declining. Worldwide, in venture capital-financed, high-growth technology startups, only 9% of entrepreneurs are women. This is a problem which AmCham and its Women’s Committee is tackling head-on.
In March 2017, AmCham France launched the Women Coding for Success program. With over 15 corporate partners involved, including our sponsors, 3M and Klaxoon, this free 11-week training program allows young transatlantic women not only to acquire technical skills but also to build their confidence to apply for a job in the digital sector. We want to encourage the leaders and managers of tomorrow who will comfortably work in the tech sector.
The first edition of the Women Coding for Success trained 5 young women, the second edition (launched in March 2018) graduated 19 participants and this year, for our third edition, 11 young women will graduate from our program! – We hope you can make it to their graduation ceremony!
- 18h30-19h00 – Welcome Cocktail
- 19h00-19h05 – Welcoming remarks – Louise Moulié, AmCham France
- 19h05-19h20 – A word by our program coordinators, Noel Thevenet & Susan Haimet
- 19h20-19h35 – Diploma Ceremony
- 19h35-19h55 – Keynote speaker: Paola Teulières, Board of Directors at WILLA and Cofounder of Tomojo
- 19h55-20h15 – Q&A
- 20h15-20h30 – Cocktail
Kindly make sure to register for this event. Graduates are more than welcome to be accompanied by their +1 (make sure to RSVP as well).
Paola sits on the Board of Directors of WILLA, France's first accelerator of gender and social diversity in Tech. She also cofounded Tomojo, a growing startup that is revolutionizing the petfood industry by offering innovative dog food made with insect protein.