Global non-profit organisation, Women Who Code (WWCode), has launched a new network in Brisbane.
The Women Who Code Brisbane Network is the third group to launch in Australia, and the 54th in its international crusade to bring the promise of technology careers to women across the globe.
WWCode currently exists on five continents and 18 countries around the world, and its reach has been increasing at a rapid pace. This new group follows the creation of branches in Mexico City, Birmingham, Alabama, and Algiers, all of which have launched in the last 30 days.
Since its launch, the Brisbane WWCode network has already enrolled 94 members. It also has a number of events scheduled including talks by industry leaders, interactive coding workshops, and educational activities designed to create collaborative learning experiences.
Everything on offer is free and open to the entire Brisbane area.
WWCode CEO and board chair, Alaina Percival, said this new network expands its reach and is an important step towards the organisation connecting one million women with the tech industry.
“Mia Zhu, the director of the group, is an incredible woman who has done great things for the organization, and is so full of plans and inspiration that I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the Brisbane Network,” she said.
Zhu said the launch of the Brisbane network will help women find education, networking opportunities, and careers in the technology industry.
“I not only know that there are women here who can benefit from the events that we will create, but they will enthusiastically help me to organise and run those functions. We can do a lot of good for the world, and things like that always start locally,” she added.