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Edie Windsor Launches Coding Scholarship for Queer Women


We all know the tech field is dominated by men. Lesbians Who Tech’s Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship is trying to change that. The scholarship will fund 12 or more queer-identified women to attend the coding school of their choice.

Vanessa Newman of Lesbians Who Tech told The Huffington Post:

“Imagine what apps and software would look like if they were made by women, queer women, women of color. Imagine how integrating that kind of inclusivity into [tech] would create a more inclusive, accessible society and tech industry for all of us. That’s why being able to fund and provide this type of opportunity for queer women to attend coding school is so important, if not vital. We literally have the power to change the face of tech, if we can lift each other up, over the privileges and barriers to entry that come with learning the essential skills.”

Check out (and contribute) to the Kickstarter campaign here.

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