March 11th, 2019
The 50/50 Scholarship will launch throughout Women’s History Month to fuel gender parity in tech
NEW YORK, NY— Flatiron School and SeatGeek are partnering to connect women with $200,000 in total scholarship dollars to attend Flatiron School’s industry leading software engineering, UX/UI design, and data science courses. Offered through Flatiron School’s Women Take Tech initiative, the 50/50 Scholarship aims to highlight the innovative women who have made tech history, while moving the needle for gender parity by inspiring women today to do the same. Women applying to any of Flatiron School’s in-person and full-time or part-time online courses between March 11 and March 31 may be eligible to receive a $3,500 scholarship to attend Flatiron School.
Flatiron School students receive best-in-class tech education, career support and 1:1 coaching for long-term success in tech. Since 2012, Flatiron School has provided over $11 million in scholarships to help make tech education more accessible for women and low-income students and has helped over 1,000 women break into tech.
“Throughout history, women have been the creators and pioneers of groundbreaking technologies as diverse as search engines and space exploration. Across the country, women are increasingly interested in learning the technical skills that will help create our future," said Kristi Riordan, Chief Operating Officer of Flatiron School. “We are thrilled to partner with SeatGeek to develop more opportunities for women to launch their career in tech and bring their creations to life."
"At SeatGeek we're committed to closing the gender gap in the tech industry through inclusive recruitment and supporting programs such as The 50/50 Scholarship" said Susan Lee, Chief People Officer at SeatGeek. "We understand that different ideas and perspectives power the innovation that is key to our success. We're excited to work with Flatiron School to empower women across all levels of experience and backgrounds to pursue a career in tech."
The 50/50 Scholarship is part of a Women’s History Month celebration at Flatiron School campuses around the world that highlight Women Tech Trailblazers through events, panel discussions, and programs to inspire insights on how to utilize tech for local and global change.
Those interested in applying for the scholarship can apply online here: flatironschool.com/scholarships/women-take-tech/
About Flatiron School
Founded in 2012, Flatiron School is an outcomes-focused higher education institution providing software engineering, data science and UX/UI design courses with career coaching and job placement support to students around the world. Flatiron School offers in-person courses at its campuses in NYC, London, Houston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Seattle, Chicago, Denver and online through its innovative learning platform, Learn.co. Since its founding, Flatiron School has graduated over 1,500 students. Acquired by WeWork in 2017, Flatiron School’s mission is to enable the pursuit of a better life through education.
SeatGeek is the leading mobile-focused ticket platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concert, and theater events. With industry-leading mobile ticketing apps, a fan-friendly user experience and its proprietary Deal Score™ technology that helps fans identify the best ticket values for a given event, SeatGeek is transforming the way that fans buy and sell tickets to their favorite events. SeatGeek Enterprise - the company’s primary ticketing platform - is used by a number of Major League Soccer clubs, as well as the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints and Pelicans.