Building a moreInclusive, Empowering, Equitable
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.”
We deliver innovative programs that break down barriers so women can break through in tech education and tech careers.
“...everyone belongs in tech no matter who you are... as long as you’re willing to keep on learning from your mistakes and asking for help.”
A degree program that speaks her language
At Break Through Tech Chicago, we often point out that computer science pairs well with almost any academic focus. UIC student Danielle Cartagenes found that magic pairing with linguistics, an area of study offered by UIC's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
17 companies tap UIC students to tackle tech challenges
In early May, UIC created a press release to announce our 2022 Sprinternships to the Chicago area (and the world!). Read the announcement, which offers a great primer on Sprinternships and the value they can offer toward gender diversity in tech.
Coming Into View: A Future in AI
Grace has always known she liked math, but growing up without options to continue challenging herself in math, it was difficult to picture how she might use those interests in a career. When she got to NJIT, she wasn’t sure how to answer the questions she was asked about her future path in tech. Now, she has some of the answers.
Explore a Location
Chicago has a diverse and growing talent pool and a robust tech ecosystem.
Partnered with The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)
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
DC boasts a unique flavor of tech due to its proximity to federally funded research and development, venture capital funds, and policymakers.
Partnered with George Mason University, University of Maryland, College Park
Forbes calls Miami an "emerging [tech] hub for Latin American without actually being in Latin America."
Partnered with Florida International University (FIU)
Los Angeles has long been America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim and is the entertainment capital of the world.
Partnered with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Boston is a leader in life sciences and advanced manufacturing and robotics.
Partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)