Grant #209


September 5, 2016

MotherCoders is helping moms build careers in tech, and is generally awesome.

It’s old news that white dudes dominate the tech industry. Communities of color and women are painfully underrepresented when it comes to hiring. It’s hard to imagine who could hold fewer positions in the field. Well, it’s moms. But, Tina Lee hopes to change that.

Tina founded the San Francisco-based nonprofit MotherCoders to help mothers gain technical skills, industry knowledge, and peer and professional support they need to confidently advance as rockin’ coders. Unlike other technology training and workforce development, she’s providing benefits like on-site childcare and flexible schedules all while making strides towards gender equity.

And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, MotherCoders is ramping up their commitment to supporting queer moms. Helping all moms thrive in the new economy, regardless of sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, class, and age, yes, is awesome. This Awesome Without Borders grant will go towards supporting a scholarship for a queer mom interested in the program.

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After 11+ years, we’re signing off and closing applications for good. We’ve supported 571 projects with $571,000 in grant dollars. We’re so proud to have celebrated such incredible work. Please visit for more information on other AWESOME chapters! And thanks for sharing so much awesomeness with us.

Team Awesome Without Borders