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Building a more

Inclusive, Equitable

tech ecosystem


Because the future of innovation depends on all of us.

57% of all college degrees are awarded to women...

...but only 2% are in computer science and tech disciplines.


“We can’t compete in the digital age if we leave half of the available talent pool sitting on the sidelines. It’s that simple.”

Judith Spitz she/her
Founder and Executive Director of Break Through Tech, former CIO at Verizon
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We deliver innovative programs that break down barriers so women can break through in tech education and tech careers.

Chrystal Mingo

“All these doors opened up for me, and it was kind of a domino effect...”

Chrystal Mingo she/her
Business Technology Analyst at Citigroup; Break Through Tech New York alum
Read the rest of the story in the New York Times
Only 25% of computing jobs are held by women – down from 32% in 1990 and unchanged since 2016

Source: Pew Research

Stories and Insights

New York Times: An Engine of Upward Mobility Struggles to Capture Opportunities in Tech

Students at the City University of New York are increasingly graduating with degrees in technology. A new report details the obstacles they face in landing jobs.

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Workshift: Micro ‘Sprinternships’ Show Results For Female Students In Tech

Work experiences as short as three weeks increased women’s odds of landing summer internships in tech by more than 10 fold

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Crain’s New York Business:

Nearly 1,000 Women Got A Spot At A Tech Company After This Experience

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Explore a Location

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Chicago has a diverse and growing talent pool and a robust tech ecosystem.

Partnered with The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

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New York City

New York City is home to more than a half million college students and America’s largest metro economy.

Partnered with City University of New York (CUNY), Cornell Tech