McKinsey expands partnership with Girls in Tech

09 February 2021 2 min. read
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Strategy firm McKinsey & Company has expanded its partnership with Girls in Tech, a nonprofit focused on ending the gender gap in tech. McKinsey will partner with Girls in Tech on all of its 2021 flagship programs.

Founded in San Francisco in 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne, Girls in Tech focuses its efforts on driving a more diverse tech workforce around the world. The organizations provides digital programs and courses, personal development services, tech bootcamps, and community events.

Girls in Tech has more than 60,000 members in 50+ chapters across 37 countries. The organization has had 25,000 people participate in its classes, 65,000 participants in its bootcamps, and 49,000 participants in its hackathons. Girls in Tech has also funded, mentored, and supported more than 4,000 entrepreneurs through its Amplify startup pitch competition.

McKinsey will now serve as a knowledge partner on all flagship programs in 2021, including the annual Girls in Tech Conference – which saw its largest attendance ever last year because of its shift to a virtual format.

McKinsey expands partnership with Girls in Tech"McKinsey has been among our most involved and committed corporate partners, and we are grateful for the opportunity to team with them in the new year to further elevate our shared goals for equality, diversity, and inclusion in STEM fields," said Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO, Girls in Tech. "This is a landmark partnership for Girls in Tech that accelerates our ability to reach women with our highly-recognized programming."

The New York-based strategy consulting firm will also team up with Girls in Tech on the nonprofit’s digital career fair; its virtual hackathon focused on solutions for nonprofits; the re-launched virtual mentorship program; and the startup pitch competition.

"McKinsey is committed to advancing gender parity in our firm and beyond," said Sastry Durvasula, partner and global chief technology and digital officer at McKinsey and a Girls in Tech board member. "To better ensure tech education and careers are open to everyone, we are dedicated to working with Girls in Tech to create more pathways for girls and women to discover, enter, and excel in STEM careers across industries."