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Society of Women Engineers group at University of Washington aims to close the gender gap

A hackathon hosted by the Society of Women Engineers at the University of Washington later this month wants to play a role in helping close the gender gap both in education and the tech industry.

The hackathon, SWE Hacks: Hack for Impact, will this year only allow female-identifying and non-binary students to participate in the virtual event.

The Society of Women Engineers is a global organization with branches in affiliated colleges around the nation. Founded more than six decades ago, SWE has given women engineers a platform to voice their potential in the industry and promote diversity and inclusion in technology and engineering professions.

Driven with the same mission, SWE at UW has focused on supporting and empowering students at the university through its annual hackathon, which takes place April 24-25.

Continue reading: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/society-women-engineers-group-university-washington-aims-close-gender-gap/

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