We were very happy to sponsor the latest Girl Develop It class in Boulder this past weekend. We welcomed 15 women into our office to learn the basics of HTML and CSS in a hands on two-day course. It was a great opportunity for us to open our doors to women in the community who are looking to get involved in tech. We love Girl Develop It’s mission to educate women in Boulder and in 16 other cities across the globe. We started our relationship with the organization by sponsoring their launch party on June 19th and we couldn’t be happier to continue to support them.
We feel strongly about being active in our local communities (Boulder, Denver, and Orange County) by helping to sponsor and contribute to events that encourage technological innovation and that embrace gender diversity. So, in addition to our relationship with Girl Develop It, we’re excited to share a couple of other longstanding and new relationships that we’re nurturing here at SendGrid.
Since our inception in 2009, SendGrid has partnered with NCWIT—the National Center for Women and Information Technology. NCWIT is an incredible organization that provides resources, research, and community outreach that help to create more opportunities for women in technical roles.
Over the past few years, we’ve enjoyed attending NCWIT’s Summits and we are committed to continuing to participate in discussions that will create more opportunity for women in technical roles here at SendGrid and at our fellow tech companies as part of their Entrepreneurial Alliance, Pacesetters program, and their “Sit With Me” initiative.
As part of Pacesetters, we are happy to be one of 14 companies who has committed to NCWIT’s “Net New Women” goal in 2013. SendGrid’s Director of People, Josh Ashton explains:
“As an emerging, hyper growth tech company, we are passionate about creating an amazing culture. One of the keys to a great culture is making sure it’s diverse. Our partnership with NCWIT and other community activities will help us reach our Net New Women goal this year to double down and retain all female engineers here at SendGrid.”
As we continue to grow our team, we’re looking for more opportunities to get involved. We’re also excited about the thirty positions that we’re looking to fill across our various departments and offices. If you are an energetic candidate who is ready to be part of a fun and fast growing team, visit our Careers page for more information.