Coding bootcamps are on the cutting edge of creating women technologists. While just 18 percent of computer science graduates are women, 41% of bootcamp attendees are women. At Sabio, this number is also 30-40%. Colleges and universities are graduating only 50,000 computer science graduates each year, but there are many more jobs in technology waiting to be filled — coding bootcamps are making up the difference.
Since 2013, Sabio has been making a dent in the software development workforce and cultivating amazing tech entrepreneurs. Approximately 30% - 40% of Sabio’s bootcamp graduates are women, and several have become up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs.
Nicki Klein and Melissa Hargis, who launched Betagig with a team of women developers are a good example. Women like Julia Wells have been among the top earning Sabio graduates and also won multiple Hackathons in California and Nevada. With Liliana Aide Monge leading Sabio as CEO, the bootcamp and web development shop is poised to continue training exceptional women software engineers. Sabio also creates software solutions for women tech entrepreneurs like Ramona Ortega, the Founder of MyMoneyMyFuture, a super cool fintech company based in Brooklyn, NY.
“Achieving gender equity in technology is something that we take seriously at Sabio. This fall we sponsored a #WomenInTech seminar series throughout Southern California where women were featured speakers sharing their experiences in this vibrant and thriving industry,” Monge said. “As a woman entrepreneur, I look for opportunities to uplift other women.”
Women are just what the tech industry needs because they bring their own experience to development teams that have been dominated by men. Women often control the purse strings in families; it makes good business sense to have their perspective represented in technology because they will be users and consumers of technology. What’s more, in a world where products need to be relevant to different groups of consumers, women bring the perspective to the table to develop these new markets.