Friends of Myriad –
It is with great excitement that we announce our partnership with the nonprofit organization Girl Develop It!
GDI’s mission is to help teach women around the globe how to code and develop software, thus empowering more women to enter the tech field. With only 25% of computer related jobs in the United States being held by women, we at Myriad believe that there is a clear gap that needs to be bridged. While the tech world is one that promotes innovation and creativity, it can be woefully gender restrictive when it comes to who is sitting at the keyboard developing that next great project. Myriad believes that by encouraging more women of all ages to pursue education and careers in web and software development, we’ll all benefit from seeing an increase in talent and diversity in the tech world. With this partnership we’re aiming to help GDI in their efforts to do just that.
So how are we going to help? Throughout all of March (which also happens to be Women’s History Month) we’ll be doing the following:
- We’ll post a question to Twitter starting on 3/2/15 relating to women in tech
- For every correct answer, using our hashtag #MyriadGives, we’ll donate $1 to GDI*
- We’ll also donate $1 to GDI for every retweet (RT) of our question*
- Every time anyone answers correctly and/or retweets our question we’ll enter them into a drawing at the end of the month for a new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook! (If you haven’t heard about the awesome XPS 13, see the Gizmodo.com review here.)
We invite you all to join in to help support GDI in their mission, and have a little fun while you’re doing it! Find us on Twitter and make sure to check in for the first question on Monday, March 2nd.
Head of Charitable Giving
VP of Purchasing & Client Support
*Terms and conditions for the donation and drawing will be posted on 3/2/15.