For years, individuals and companies have worked to close the gap when it comes to women working in technology, where “diversity” means having only one-third of tech employees be women. While we have been aware of this issue for years, a university has just announced a program that could close the gap forever.
In efforts to see more women begin careers in professional programming, a program in New York called the Grace Hopper Academy is not charging tuition for women until they land a career in their field. They only have to pay a portion of their salary once they are successfully working in the technology industry and have a stable income.
While it’ll take more than one solution to close tech’s gender gap, this school seems to be getting closer by taking into account the socioeconomic barriers that keep women out of the industry.
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