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Low-Income Mothers Are Breaking Into the Tech Industry

Updated: Nov 7, 2022



Two-thirds of low-wage workers are women, often mothers. These programs are giving them better access to high-wage careers.


Techtonica, can help steer your career back toward technology. Techtonica is a nonprofit that partners with technology companies to provide free technology training, living stipends, and job placement to low-income women in the Bay Area. Most Techtonica participants are women of color.


Women in Technology (WIT) in Georgia is providing a cyber Security Certificate program to benefit 20 adult single mothers per semester, living in poverty, interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workforce education and employment, and are looking to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their children.


New York Tech’s six-week training program provides in-demand coding skills in the popular Python programming language along with dedicated career services and support. This innovative workshop is tailored to women, single parents, and caregivers impacted by the market downturn who may currently be unemployed or underemployed.

The Python Programming for Women and Single Parents workshop was recognized in the September 2021 issue of INSIGHT into Diversity magazine with an “Inspiring Programs in STEM” Award.



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