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GoDaddy and the Next Gen of Tech Women

Posted on 9.18.2014

Just 17 percent of Fortune 500 company board seats in the U.S. are filled by women, and in Silicon Valley that number is lower than 10 percent. Will there ever be a time when the technology industry is more balanced in terms of gender? Perhaps if more companies were to invest in the future of women in technology things would change. And things are most certainly beginning to change

GoDaddy is paying for 112 aspiring technologists to participate in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, including 72 women from Cal Polytechnic State University and 40 women from Harvey Mudd College. GoDaddy recruiters will also be on-site hosting a booth at the conference career fair, interacting with potential candidates for open positions in areas such as product management, software engineering, as well as information systems and technology.

“Helping students attend the Grace Hopper conference is just one of many investments we’re making toward improving the gender balance throughout computer science and technology today,” said GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving. “Across the industry, we all need to invest at every level of education to encourage young women who are passionate about computer science and technology to make it their career choice. This isn’t just about writing a check, it’s about creating a great environment that encourages and inspires women and ultimately brings them to this incredibly creative field.”

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