TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language services and technology, today announced it has made a major philanthropic investment in Girls Who Code, a charitable organization focused on closing the gender gap in technology. The $250,000 cash donation is earmarked to support Girls Who Code’s international expansion program.
Right now, in a room of 25 software engineers, on average only three are women. Girls Who Code wants to bridge this gender gap by building the largest pipeline of future female engineers. TransPerfect has joined a growing list of leading technology firms and Fortune 500 companies that have partnered to support this work, including Adobe, Amazon, AT&T, Dell, Deloitte, Google, General Motors, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, and Walmart.
In addition to financial support, TransPerfect is also providing in-kind donations of translation services and its GlobalLink technology platform to enable Girls Who Code to expand its popular Clubs Program beyond the United States.
TransPerfect CEO Phil Shawe stated, “We are very pleased to continue to support Girls Who Code’s mission to close the gender gap in technology. We know that businesses thrive when they reflect the communities and clients they aim to serve, and we’re excited to be a part of this important work.”
“By supporting Girls Who Code, TransPerfect is investing in the future—the future of our girls, of our workforce, of innovation,” said Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani. “We’ve reached 90,000 girls in six years, and this generous commitment will help us reach even more as we expand beyond the U.S. to bring girls around the world into computer science.”