On creating internal corporate programs to teach women to codeFeatured

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I loved reading this, thank you so much for sharing. And congratulations on all your efforts and accomplishment.
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Thank you for reading, Bridget, and thank you for the congratulations! One of the women who is currently finishing up bootcamp is going to be joining MY development team, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome. So exciting!
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@JoelleF, I also really enjoyed reading this. Inspiring. I'd love to see efforts like this at more companies. As someone who has dabbled in a number of the resources you mentioned and never quite gotten over the hurtle of learning to code online and independently, something like this when I was still working for other companies would have been exactly what I needed.It sounds like you've created a number of artifacts as you've formalized the program. I'm curious to know if you've written a white paper or case study?Thank you for sharing your lessons learned so thoughtfully and candidly.
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@beccawilliams I haven't even begun to consider a white paper, and I don't have much of an academic background so that's a little out of my comfort zone as far as knowing how to do that well. I'd love to talk more about it though if you're open to it.
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Sure, I'm open to a chat, @JoelleF. I'll message you.
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Joelle- I cannot tell how enthusiastic I am about what you are doing and what you have done already. I would love to see this type of program replicated. I think there are many ways that could happen. So many would benefit from what you’ve learned! Bravo and I hope you feel very proud. Carolyn Peer
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Thank you Carolyn! I really appreciate the cheers. I'm proud of the program and so much more proud of the three women who have completed it thus far!
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**Update**Persistence and determination were key in getting that raise. After a year of asking, last week I was informed that I'd be getting a "Market Adjustment" and they offered me exactly what I was asking for!