RizeNext is rebranding and expanding it's TECH-MOMS programs in Utah. We recognize there is more out there for mothers in the technology industry and includes coding, product management, UI/UX Design, Cyber Security, data science... the list goes on. This is why we are creating programs that provide access and experience to all the fields readily available for women.
Please join us in building a more diverse and inclusive tech workforce by helping women with kids gain the skills, knowledge, and professional network they need to jumpstart careers in tech.
We have opened new programs for Spring 2021, please apply by clicking below.
Women in Utah currently represent 44% of the labor force, in which 60% of mothers with kids under 17 already participate.
In addition, more than 30% of women in Utah hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Yet women merely comprise 15.2% of Utah’s tech workforce, compared to 22.5% nationally. Therefore, bringing more moms into tech will expand the talent pool needed to fuel growth while increasing diversity in perspectives required for innovation and competition in a global, digital world.
Considering 86% of women in the U.S. become mothers by age 44, with Utah reporting the highest birth rate of all, sidelining women who become mothers is a colossal waste of human capital.
Putting a STEM role model into the home of every mom we train is just the icing on top. With women driving 85% of business and consumer purchasing and putting 90% of their income back into their local economy, it make sense to invest in moms if we want new products and services for everyone, not to mention stronger families and communities for generations to come.
Please help us launch this pilot by contributing toward fundraising . Together we can strengthen Salt Lake City’s tech ecosystem, grow its tech talent pipeline, and provide sponsorships for moms in need of financial assistance to access our tech training program.
If you or someone know is interested in applying to the pilot program, please help us spread the word to women who would benefit to this program and provide them the link to the application below.
We invite companies in need of tech talent who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to join us as sponsors and partners. We are looking for guest speakers and coding mentors with frontend development experience, as well as hosts for events such as our class field trip.