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Kate Kirwin joins the Plus Eight Demo Day Stage

On Wednesday night, our founder, Kate Kirwin, joined the Plus Eight accelerator teams on stage to pitch to Perth’s hottest startup community.

With a captivated crowd including Hon. Peter Charles Tinley AM, MLA and Mr Christopher (Chris) John Tallentire MLA, as well as past mentors, alumni and investors from across the country, Kate was able to share our mission to inspire, empower and teach women coding basics across Australia.

“With only 28% of tech roles across Australia held by women, and 75% of the fastest-growing jobs requiring some kind of technical skills, we’re going to need at least 200,000 more people in tech by 2025,” Kate tells the crowd during her five-minute pitch. 

And that’s where She Codes comes in.

Through a combination of Programs, Community and Industry Networks, She Codes have taught 2,658 women, and this number continues to grow each quarter with the growing demand. “Women want to learn,” Kate shares. “The data from our number of program applications, reserved workshop tickets, and endless waitlist tells us this.”

With a mission to teach and inspire 100,000 women by 2025, the team at She Codes are not slowing down. As seen in the above graph, the gap between potential attendees and actual attendees is increasing, and we’re on a journey to bridge that gap.

If you’d like to be involved in helping us achieve our goals, reach out to today and find out how our peer-to-peer learning strategy, and one-for-one business model can help upskill you and your business. 

You can also see the full pitch, as well as the rest of the Plus Eight pitches via the live stream here.