Paving the way for diverse talent in tech.
In order to create products that solve challenging problems for people all over the world, tech companies like Adobe need employees who can bring diverse perspectives and life experiences. Unfortunately, in many countries including the U.S., not enough women and members of underrepresented groups are pursuing tech careers. That’s why we’re committed to growing the talent pipeline by bringing underrepresented and underserved youth to careers in tech.
Adobe is proud to partner with these visionary organizations:
Girls Who Code
Dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology, Girls Who Code is a U.S. nonprofit that equips girls with the computing skills they need to succeed in tech careers. In addition to providing financial support, Adobe helps in the following ways:
- We host a seven-week Girls Who Code summer immersion program at multiple Adobe offices that has served 340 girls since 2014.
- Our employees have devoted more than 7,000 hours to teaching and mentoring for the organization.
- We’ve offered 26 summer internships to Girls Who Code alumni, and we hired our first alumna employee in 2018.
- We’re a founding supporter of the Girls Who Code Alumni Network, and we’ve signed the network’s #HireMe pledge to help expand the percentage of female computer scientists in the technology field.
The world’s largest technology entrepreneurship competition, Technovation teaches girls in 100 countries to engineer solutions to problems in their local communities. Working in teams, girls develop a mobile app and then write a business plan, revenue model, and pitch to take their app to market. As of 2018:
- Adobe has provided annual grants to Technovation totaling more than $3 million.
- Adobe employees have provided thousands of hours of coaching and mentorship to girls taking part in the competition. Two Adobe-mentored teams have made it to the prestigious World Pitch Finals.
Reboot Representation Tech Coalition
The Reboot Representation Tech Coalition is a $12 million effort by Melinda Gates' Pivotal Ventures and leading tech companies to double the number of Black, Latina and Native American women graduating with computing degrees by 2025. Adobe joined in 2018 as one of nine founding members, providing $250,000 to help drive impactful grant making. Reboot Representation is housed at the National Center for Women & Technology and as of 2019, has made two initial investments:
- The coalition supports Rise Up for CS in its effort to help more Black, Latina and Native American female students participate and succeed in Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A courses.
- The coalition invests in KIPP high schools to provide teacher training and incentivize gender-equal participation in AP Computer Science courses.