Tackling gender imbalance and championing talent within the tech industry is at the core of our culture and values. According to McKinsey, only 26 per cent of women professionals are in the tech sector, and out of them only 11 per cent are in leadership positions.
Key to improving this is inspiring women to consider a career in tech from an early stage. That’s why we joined forces and launched a partnership with Ada Tech School in Paris in November 2019.
Ada Tech School supports women and men aged 18-24 years and train them to become developers,through a two-year apprenticeship programme. Their mission is ‘to rethink the school of computer science and engineering and promote the diversity of the sector and women in Tech’.
As we approach the end of our first 12 months supporting Ada, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of our partnership highlights:
-Starting important conversations: In celebration of International Women’s Day, Audrey and Carl led a discussion on how we can achieve equal opportunities for women and men in tech.
-Inspiring future careers in tech: Hot off the press... Ly Jia and Marion help unpick life as a back-end engineer. Check it out.
-Sharing knowledge: Carl and Marion hosted a webinar as part of Ada’s Summer School series which shared insight into the soft skills needed to be a developer. More info.
Speaking about our partnership, Chloé, founder of Ada Tech School, said: “We’re delighted to have Trainlines teams by our side, as they are perfectly in tune with our vision of the tech world. We’re so grateful to Trainline for their support so far in helping us build a new system for more
human, more feminine and more inclusive technology.”
A big thank you to our Paris team for helping us champion more women in tech.
On Tuesday 6th October our charity partner, Code First: Girls (CF:G) announced that they’ve reached their 2020 target of teaching 20,000 women to code for free!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported the programme, either as a coach or as a learner.