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Home Depot supports Women Who Code

By HBSDealer Staff - 11/30/2018
The Home Depot is no stranger to technology.

Earlier this year, The Home Depot launched its largest technology hiring campaign hat will add more than 1,000 technology professionals to power its $11.1B strategic investments.

As part of the company’s commitment to build a more inclusive and diverse tech industry, The Home Depot is partnering with Women Who Code (WWCode), the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to succeed in technology.

“Creating solutions that meet the diverse needs of our customers requires teams that represent a broad blend of experiences,” says Angie Brown, vice president of Store Technology at The Home Depot.

Brown joined The Home Depot as an entry-level software engineer nearly 20 years ago and has led several teams across the retailer’s technology organization. Today, she is responsible for the technology that powers store software and order management systems.

Together, WWCode and The Home Depot will develop forward-thinking initiatives that support the growth of women engineers and technology leaders at a local and international level. With The Home Depot’s support, Women Who Code recently opened their new Global headquarters in Atlanta, strengthening the city’s growth as a leading global Technology center.

“For years, The Home Depot has been a champion of Women Who Code through hiring members of our community across the country and especially with WWCode Atlanta,” says Women Who Code CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival. “Through this enhanced partnership, they are affirming their dedication to inspire women to excel in technology careers as well as their commitment to the future of Atlanta’s rising tech community.”

Additionally, The Home Depot is active with several other organizations committed to advancing diversity in the technology community. The Home Depot Technology organization has recently sponsored the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) “Battle of the Brains” at South by Southwest, AnitaB.org’s Grace Hopper Celebration, Women in Technology (WIT), and the WeRise Conference, the company said.