Washington D.C. employers look to balance out the gender ratio of their tech teams at returning WomenHack event tonight

WomenHack Vancouver; June 2017


Headquartered in San Francisco, WomenHack Events first started a year ago to overwhelming response from start-ups and companies all over the San Francisco Bay Area showing their support for diversity and inclusive hiring.

Believing that diversity strengthens teams and forging forward with our mission to present more economic opportunities to women in tech roles, WomenHack Events traveled to various major cities bringing together companies who are hiring and talented women in tech (developers, UI/UX designers, and PMs).

WomenHack has now worked with over 1,500+ women talents and over 450+ companies, from over 28 cities in 7 different countries. Tonight’s WomenHack Washington D.C. will be the second and final event for the year where companies come together to support gender diversity in hiring and work towards balancing out the ratio in their tech teams.


Our events aim to help diverse companies and talented women talents in tech roles meet each other in a casual setting. How, you ask? Through the time-honored technique of speed dating. Lasting around 2 to 3 hours per event, attendees of WomenHack Events can generally expect to be introduced to the hiring landscape in their region, to learn more about different companies, and meet not just the companies, but also their fellow peers in the industry.

Our Host

Sapient (Public Sector) is dedicated to leading those in public sector through digital and business transformation. They partner with government, health, nonprofit and educational organizations to create positive social change through strategy, creativity and technology. They also use consumer insights and expertise gained from working with the world’s best-known brands to solve the public sector’s toughest problems.

They are looking for the following skillsets: Angular, Java, Scala, UI, UX, and Data Science (Hadoop, R)

They have a gender diversity of 25% women in their workforce and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedule, Wellness programs, Women Leadership and Mentoring Groups, Education Reimbursement, Paid Maternity Leave, Unpaid maternity leave, Reimbursement for fertility treatments, and Onsite child care or subsidies for offsite daycare.

Diversity Sponsors

Bloomberg BNA’s products provide legal, tax, compliance, government affairs and government contracting professionals with critical information, practical guidance and workflow solutions. They leverage leading technology and a global network of experts to deliver a unique combination of news and authoritative analysis, comprehensive research solutions, innovative practice tools, and proprietary business data and analytics. Bloomberg BNA is an affiliate of Bloomberg L.P., the global business, financial information and news leader.

They have a gender diversity of 55% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Wellness programs, Women Leadership and Mentoring Groups, Education Reimbursement, and Paid Maternity Leave.

Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We are a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders, providing access to affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times. Our financing makes sustainable homeownership and workforce rental housing a reality for millions of Americans.

They have a gender diversity of 45% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Flexible work schedules, Wellness programs, Women Leadership and Mentoring Groups, Education Reimbursement, Paid Maternity Leave, Adoption Benefits, Reimbursement for fertility treatments, and Onsite child care or subsidies for offsite daycare.

CoStar is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S., in Europe and Toronto.

Metron Scientific Solutions is a scientific consulting company dedicated to solving challenging problems in national defense through the development and application of advanced mathematical methods. Their success depends upon recruiting and retaining the best talent available in the fields of applied mathematics, physics, data science and computer science. At Metron, they believe that employees should combine their innate talent with a willingness to work on challenging problems and to extend their knowledge to other disciplines.

They have a gender diversity of 23% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Wellness programs, Education Reimbursement, and Paid Maternity Leave.

Capterra is the world’s leading digital marketplace for business software. Founded in 1999, capterra.com features validated user reviews and independent research across hundreds of categories. As a result, Capterra helps more than 3 million small and new business buyers discover the right software every month.

They have a gender diversity of 50% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Flexible hours, 401k matching on up to 4% of your salary, Casual dress code, Open office layout (no cubes or closed doors), Regularly planned team events and outings, Complimentary access to gym in the building, Kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks, and Game room with arcade machine and ping pong table.

This inaugural edition of WomenHack Washington D.C. will also host a great set of companies such as Fractal Industries, Merchant Link, Panoply Media, Hawkeye 360, Peer Software, Thycotic, and Mothership Strategies committed to help empower women in their tech careers.

See you all later!

About WomenHack:

WomenHack is a community that empowers women in tech through events, jobs, and a diverse workplace for all. WomenHack Events are designed to bring about an opportunity to accelerate the hiring process in respective local job markets, and to provide greater exposure to economic and professional opportunities for women in technology.

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  1. Hello, I am technical but not a computer/data scientist/software type. I am more a physics/chemistry/materials type. The list of employers is dominate with those other kind of technical people. Will there be more physical science type people there?

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