Resources for Women in Technology

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight the many opportunities for women in technology. Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance (opens in a new window) of hiring and developing women in information technology roles. In recent years, some of the largest tech firms (opens in a new window) have hired and retained more women in tech positions than ever before.

Article: 40 companies that empower women in the workforce (opens in a new window)

According to JobsEQ by Chmura (opens in a new window) , there are currently more than 25,000 open technology jobs in Washington – ranging from software development to computer support to information security, and many more.

How to Get Started in a Tech Career

There are 30 colleges in the Washington State Community and Technical College system that offer IT degrees, certificates and upskilling opportunities. If you are a high school student or working professional looking for a career change, your local community or technical college can jump-start your IT career or help you advance in your current position.

Associate degrees are offered in some of the most in-demand fields including:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network Infrastructure Technology
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Web Application Programming Technology

Certificate programs that can quickly get your skills up to speed and prepare you to be job-ready:

  • Cloud Architecture and Services
  • Cisco Networking Academy
  • Database Analyst
  • User Interface Specialist
  • Web Content Management

For a complete list of Washington state community and technical colleges offering IT degrees and certificate programs, please see our IT Program Guide (opens in a new window) .

Resources for Women Interested in Technology Careers: