Resources for Women in Technology
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight the many opportunities for women in technology. Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of hiring and developing women in information technology roles. In recent years, some of the largest tech firms have hired and retained more women in tech positions than ever before.
According to JobsEQ by Chmura, there are currently more than 25,000 open technology jobs in Washington – ranging from software development to computer support to information security, and many more.
How to Get Started in a Tech Career
There are 30 colleges in the Washington State Community and Technical College system that offer IT degrees, certificates and upskilling opportunities. If you are a high school student or working professional looking for a career change, your local community or technical college can jump-start your IT career or help you advance in your current position.
Associate degrees are offered in some of the most in-demand fields including:
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Network Infrastructure Technology
- Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
- Web Application Programming Technology
Certificate programs that can quickly get your skills up to speed and prepare you to be job-ready:
- Cloud Architecture and Services
- Cisco Networking Academy
- Database Analyst
- User Interface Specialist
- Web Content Management
For a complete list of Washington state community and technical colleges offering IT degrees and certificate programs, please see our IT Program Guide.
Resources for Women Interested in Technology Careers:
- Tech Ladies connects you with the best jobs and opportunities in tech.
- Women Who Code Seattle inspires women to excel in technology careers.
- New Tech Northwest gets you connected and engaged with the Pacific Northwest tech community.
- TAGNW offers community groups and Meetups in Northwest Washington.
- Grace Hopper Celebration – annual conference for women technologists
- Women in Tech Regatta – Seattle-based career development event
- Washington State Opportunity Scholarship for students pursuing high-demand fields including IT