Sabre is taking action to encourage more young women to consider a career in technology.
The travel technology company is partnering with Girls Who Code, an international non-profit that works to inspire and educate young people who identify as girls or nonbinary with computing skills.
Sabre’s sponsorship will support Girls Who Code’s after-school clubs for students in third through twelfth grade. Through Sabre’s Women In Tech resource group, the company’s employees will have the opportunity to participate in Girls Who Code events and community-building activities and to help with recruitment for Sabre internships and careers.
“As a leading technology provider for the travel industry, Sabre has a vested interest in making sure tomorrow’s brightest technologists embody the rich diversity that we need in our company,” says Shawn Williams, chief people officer for Sabre.
“Girls Who Code and its focus on gender equity in engineering and other technology fields aligns with our commitment to embrace a culture where every team member has an opportunity to be successful as we work together to develop the solutions that will power the future of travel.”
Says Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code: “At Girls Who Code, we understand that it’s not enough to foster a passion for computer science among girls and young women. We also need to build pathways to ensure that they are given equal access to opportunities that turn their interest into lucrative and exciting careers. Our partnership with Sabre is an important step in our work to close the gender gap in tech and level the playing field for our most marginalized students.”