Highspot Partners With Ada Developers Academy to Empower Women in Tech

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Highspot Sponsors Coding Program Focused on Opening Tech to Women and Gender Diverse People

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Ada relies on forward-thinking, innovative companies like Highspot to lead the way and help us revolutionize the tech landscape and provide opportunities for people who can change the world of software.

Highspot, the modern sales enablement solution that sales reps love, announced today the company’s sponsorship of Ada Developers Academy (Ada), an intensive software development training program focused on opening the tech industry to women and gender diverse people.

The U.S. is experiencing a software developer shortage, with more openings than qualified people to fill them. Despite the demand, only 37 percent of technology software workers in entry-level positions are women, 24 percent are vice presidents, and only 17 percent are C-suite executives, according to the Women in the Workplace 2018 study conducted by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company. Ada is changing the face of the tech industry by providing women and gender diverse people with a tuition-free program that equips them with the skills, experience, and community support they need to become professional software developers.

“Ada relies on forward-thinking, innovative companies like Highspot to lead the way and help us revolutionize the tech landscape and provide opportunities for people who can change the world of software, but otherwise may not be able to due to lack of resources and instruction,” said Nicole Buchanan, Executive Director at Ada. “We are proud to partner with Highspot and look forward to advancing the industry together.”

Highspot’s sponsorship, combined with the sponsorship of more than 60 other leading companies, makes it possible for students to attend the academy tuition-free. Following their classroom training, students gain real-world experience at a sponsor company.

Highspot will welcome its first Ada intern to the engineering team in January 2019. Ninety-one percent of Ada graduates accept jobs from companies in the Ada network, with starting salaries typically higher than $95,000.

For more information about improving diversity through engineering internship programs, visit: https://www.adadevelopersacademy.org/companies.

About Highspot

Highspot gives businesses a powerful sales advantage to engage in more relevant buyer conversations and achieve their revenue goals. Through AI-powered search, analytics, in-context training, guided selling, and 50+ technology integrations, the Highspot platform delivers enterprise-ready sales enablement in a modern design that sales reps and marketers love. With 90 percent average monthly recurring usage and global support in 125 countries, Highspot is the most trusted solution for sales enablement.

About Ada Developers Academy

Ada Developers Academy is a Seattle-based training program for women and gender diverse people who want to become software developers. The program is tuition-free with 6 months of full-time classroom training followed by 5 months paid industry internship. Ada Developers Academy is dedicated to changing the face of tech where underrepresented minorities can influence technology development at a fundamental level and drive equity from within organizations.

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