The secret to success in the exclusive world of technology and software development is inclusion. Find out how we’re helping women find their place in this historically male-dominated field.
We help impact the lives of women who are underrepresented in the technology and software development field by cosponsoring HackerRank Women's CodeSprint. This global online coding competition aims to close the gender gap in computer science fields by providing women an opportunity to showcase their formidable technology skills by solving real-world code challenges. More than 8,000 women around the world signed up for CodeSprint and nearly 1,900 ultimately participated in the challenge, making them eligible to win USD11,000 in cash prizes and be discovered by sponsoring companies looking to hire. As a HackerRank sponsor and partner, we have a valuable, measurable impact; but the difference we can make for the participating women who aspire to technology careers is life-changing. Our Silicon Valley recruiters are in touch with qualified candidates, engaging them in conversations about their interest in working for BNY Mellon. “BNY Mellon is a great partner of ours in creating opportunities for skilled women developers worldwide. We’ve found that focusing on skills first is an important step to reducing biases in the hiring process,” said Vivek Ravisankar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HackerRank.
“HackerRank Women’s CodeSprint provides us with a unique talent sourcing opportunity – the chance to connect with, and view the work of, ambitious, high-performing women technologists eager to demonstrate their skills.” Mike Biedermann, Managing Director of Technology/Operations Talent Acquisition
Here's what some of the participants had to say:
“This CodeSprint is just one step in a larger, more exhilarating path. Whether it’s your first step or your four hundredth, you’ll go farthest with practice, teamwork and passion.”
“I enjoy programming and encouraging more females to practice coding and compete on platforms like HackerRank. My role model is Ada Lovelace, the first person to think of programmability and to write the first computer program ever!”
“The impact you can have as a programmer is huge, as what you create doesn't just change your life, but the lives of millions of others. Coding is probably the fastest way to change the world.”
“I believe programming offers a lot of opportunities to learn, create and innovate. It is engaging, cool, fun and, most importantly, too interesting to leave it to just men! We must have more women in tech.”
“I love programming! Women didn’t just recently start coding. We’ve been pioneers. I admire Grace Hopper, who invented the first compiler for a computer programming language and figured out how to get computers to speak in English, instead of undecipherable numbers. Let’s #codelikeagirl!”
“Gender-equality policies and practices can affect a company’s financial performance, productivity and ability to retain top talent. As one of the first U.S. banks to work directly with women clients, we’re working on accelerating progress toward gender-equality within our organization and throughout our industry, and helping our clients do the same.”Todd Gibbons, Chief Financial Officer and executive sponsor of BNY Mellon’s global, award-winning Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN)