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Courtney Yatteau
Courtney Yatteau

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Virtual Programs that Help Women Break into Tech

In celebration of International Girls in ICT Day!

As a woman in tech, this topic is near and dear to my heart. Below, I have laid out a list of a few different 100% remote programs helping women break into tech!


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  • Course(s): SheCodes BASICS, SheCodes PLUS, SheCodes PRO, and SheCodes MAX

  • Location: 100% Online

  • Duration: 1 week — 8 months

  • Price: $99 — $1990

  • About: SheCodes is a company that offers self-paced coding workshops that teach women coding. These courses are geared around web development topics and are appropriate for almost any skill level (especially beginners!). Students who enroll in SheCodes have four options when signing up and new workshop course tracks start every Monday. SheCodes is rated 4.9/5 stars with over 150,000 women having taken SheCodes courses (including myself!), so it’s definitely worth looking into! **BONUS **— SheCodes now has its own AI that can help you solve your coding problems and practice your coding and interview skills!

Grace Hopper Fullstack Academy

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  • Course(s): Full-time Software Engineering Immersive, Part-time Software Engineering Immersive, Intro to Coding Prep Course, and Bootcamp Prep Course

  • Location: 100% Online

  • Duration: 4–7 months

  • Price: $17,480 — $19,910 (with a $2,000 deposit needed upfront)

  • About: Grace Hopper started in January 2016 in an effort to help minimize the gender gap in the tech industry. They pride themselves on being centered on combating systemic barriers while offering a stellar curriculum and program. The courses offered include a full-time and a part-time option which helps individuals choose how much time they can take to dedicate to the bootcamp. Course curriculums are JavaScript focused setting up students for a career in web development. Grace Hopper has a rating of 4.8/5 stars and over 7,000 successful alumni with these students being hired into companies such as Google, Spotify, and Etsy.


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  • Course(s): Bootcamps and Courses related to ****Data Science, Data Analytics, Web Development, UI/UX Design, and Product Management

  • Location: 100% Online

  • Duration: 10 weeks — 24 weeks

  • Price: $493— $7659 (early bird & full-payment registration discount options are available)

  • About: This company is run by women and for women. ****allWomen is a bootcamp that puts an emphasis on developing female leaders and strengthing women’s interpersonal skills.

Hackbright Academy

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  • Course(s): Full-time Software Engineering Program, Part-time Software Engineering Program, and a Prep Course

  • Location: 100% Online

  • Duration: 5–24 weeks

  • Price: $250 — $12,900

  • About: Hackbright Academy focuses on helping women and non-binary people work towards a career in tech. The software engineering courses differ from the others above in this list in that their focus is primarily on Python. Students do still learn web tech basics (HTML, CSS, Bootstrap) but a JavaScript focus doesn’t exist. The company has a very high success rate with 99% of students graduating. Student alumni have gone on to work at places like Amazon, Eventbrite, and Dropbox.


Above are just four options that, after my research, appeared to be some of the best tech programs geared toward women. There are an exceptional number of other programs, bootcamps, and courses with a more general population focus, so be sure to do your own research to see what best suits your needs! HINT: I recommend CareerFoundry — it’s what helped me break into tech!

Courtney Yatteau, a Developer Advocate at Esri, wrote this article. The opinions in this article are solely Courtney’s opinions and do not necessarily represent the postings, strategies, or opinions of her employer. If you have any feedback, please like and/or comment. Also, you can contact Courtney through Twitter if you have any questions or comments that you’d prefer to send privately.

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