Code Like a Girl is a collective of women who found each other through a love of code. But with only 16%* of technologists being women, they’ve come up short. That’s why their social enterprise is on a mission to introduce women of all ages and backgrounds to code. To achieve this, we’ve created programs to educate, empower and help find employment for women and non-binary folk. You can learn more at www.codelikeagirl.com or if you want to study tech in an inclusive and supportive environment, check out https://learnto.codelikeagirl.com/
https://jigsawaustralia.com.au/ is just one other way we are actively bridging the gap between open employment and the disability sector.
We assist providers like Jigsaw to develop employment pathways for their participants through the opportunities of employment with our corporate client partnerships. One such participant is now placed full time in a long-term project with a government organisation. We have informal relationships with other NDIS providers such as 4gr https://4gr.net.au/ . Some of our consultants are recipients of NDIS funding ( https://www.ndis.gov.au/ ) and we work closely with their care team, in some cases, leading on important changes in an individual’s life. Our facilitation of supports in employment and working closely with providers, support co-ordinators and support workers, means our autism expertise is shared with such professionals and groups. The goal is always to improve the outcomes of people on the autism spectrum. We are often invited to speak in forums such as the Rotary Club, who have an autism network within their group. One such speaking engagement lead to the employment of one of their members.