New York

New York is the flagship location of Break Through Tech.

Why New York

Home to more than half a million college students and America’s largest metro economy, and the highest number of artificial intelligence and machine learning positions in a single metro area, New York City was the perfect place for the flagship program site of Break Through Tech Computing and the first AI program site.

Break Through Tech is focused on casting a wide net to encourage students to enter the tech academic pipeline and ensuring that they feel empowered and prepared as they move through their academic journey and launch their tech careers.

Break Through Tech at CUNY

Our Computing Programming begins with the Break Through Tech Guild workshops for incoming students who are considering the study of a tech discipline at one of our partner universities and continues with our innovative Sprinternship™ program that gives students the resume credential they need to compete for summer internships. Students can engage in a series of career readiness programs that help them get their foot in the door of the tech workforce as well as  a variety of community building opportunities with their peers and professional women in tech. Alongside this sequence of programming is an ongoing collaboration with our partner university on curriculum innovation with an eye towards removing administrative and academic barriers to achieving gender equality in tech.

In New York, our Computing Program is hosted by CUNY and is open to all female-identifying and nonbinary undergraduates in the CUNY community.

Some of our industry partners include:

Deloitte, Mastercard, Warby Parker, United Way logos

Learn more about Break Through Tech’s Computing program at CUNY.

Break Through Tech at CUNY

Break Through Tech at Cornell Tech

Our AI Program was developed by industry and academic leaders to help participants gain the skills they need in the fastest-growing areas of tech: data science, machine learning, and AI. Students begin with a summer ML Engineering curriculum that teaches the critical, practical skills that help qualify candidates for entry-level jobs in the field, including building data analysis pipelines, training and validating ML models, and gaining experience with common ML/AI libraries. Next, students join the AI Studio where they work in teams to solve industry challenges and develop a portfolio of AI projects that demonstrate their capabilities. Throughout the program, students receive career coaching, mentorship, and summer internship placement support, all aimed at helping participants successfully launch their career in AI.

In New York, our AI program is hosted at Cornell Tech, and is open to all female-identifying and nonbinary undergraduates in the New York City metro area.

Some of our industry partners include:
JP Morgan Chase, Pfizer, Google, Capital One logos

Learn more about Break Through Tech’s AI program at Cornell Tech.

Break Through AI at Cornell Tech

Since its Launch

Break Through Tech New York has worked with more than 80 employers and almost 2,300 students. 

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Alicia Glen, Founder and Managing Principal of MSquared, Former Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development

We’re focused on making NYC the world’s best city for women to succeed – and that means growing opportunities for women in tech.

Alicia Glen she/her
Founder and Managing Principal of MSquared, Founder and Board Chair, women.nyc, and Former Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development