Rewriting the Code College Women in Tech Data Initiative – Findings and Recommendations
Friday, September 20, 2019 — 1:15PM - 2:15PM
Data collected from the Rewriting the Code fellows and members have already led to insights from this significant population of college women in tech. The women have shared first-hand experiences from many campuses, insights into their recruiting experience with a variety of companies, facts and impressions from their internships, and ultimately, we’ve learned a great deal about what goes into their selection of an internship of full-time position. The 2019 College Women in Tech Data Initiative has been designed to analyze and interpret data to create key corporate learnings that will benefit companies looking to hire women for technology roles. For example:
- What aspects of an internship best predict whether an individual will return for a full-time position?
- What recruiting initiatives are most effective at increasing the number of female hires?
- What initiatives are best at increasing brand awareness among college women?
- How does a company’s recruiting process impact a candidate’s perception of the company and final decision to accept the offer?
- How does the window of time provided to the candidate impact their decision to accept an offer?
- Do female candidates negotiate their offers and if so, what are the outcomes?
Jade Barricelli, RTC Director, Student + Corporate Engagement, Rewriting the Code
Myra Gupta, RTC Consultant + Incoming SDE @ Amazon, Rewriting the Code
Sue Harnett, Founder + President, Rewriting the Code
Owen Astrachan, RTC Faculty + Academic Representative, Duke University