Facebook, LinkedIn Want More Women In Tech
Facebook and LinkedIn will partner to help women find jobs in computer science and technology fields.By Ben Lawson | February 7, 2015
Facebook and LinkedIn announced Friday they have formed a partnership aimed at supporting women studying engineering and computer science.
According to the National Center For Education Statistics, only 18 percent of student majoring in computer science are women. That number is a bit surprising considering three decades ago 35 percent of computer science majors were women.
So now LinkedIn and Facebook are partnering with the Anita Borg Institute to develop the Lean In Circles, a network to provide advice and support to women studying computer science and technology on college campuses.