Akamai joins WomenTech Network for a Consecutive Year in Support of Women in Technology

    Mountain View, California - February 2, 2024 — Akamai Technologies, Inc. continues its steadfast commitment to empowering women in their professional development through another year of collaboration with WomenTech Network. 

    Our sustained partnership not only signifies our shared commitment to gender diversity but also underscores the tangible benefits it brings to the tech ecosystem. Together, we're not just breaking barriers; we're building a sustainable framework for continued growth and inclusivity in the industry. By amplifying the voices of women and fostering a culture of support and innovation, our partnership with Akamai Technologies, Inc. ensures that the benefits extend far beyond our immediate reach, creating a ripple effect that propels the entire tech community forward into a brighter, more equitable future.

    In 2016, Akamai launched Akamai Technical Academy (ATA) with the mission of providing nontraditional STEM talent a pathway into tech by training them with the foundational skills needed for entry-level jobs.

    In 2023, they relaunched the ATA program on Coursera allowing them to have global reach and flexibility for learners from all backgrounds.

    They currently offer two professional certificate programs, one in Network Engineering and the other in Customer Consulting & Support. Both programs offer learners foundational skills that can be applied to entry-level roles at Akamai and across the tech industry.

    “Akamai's support is integral to WomenTech Network's initiatives, which include expanding our programming, reaching new members in the Massachusetts area and globally, and inspiring women to become technology leaders," says Anna Radulovski, CEO & Founder. 

    To date, Akamai has over 4,000 learners enrolled globally between the two programs! In addition to the courses, they also offer quarterly engagement sessions to anyone enrolled in the programs to network with their business leaders and gain support in resume writing and interviewing. ATA offers scholarships for the programs, learn more here. Whether you are a recent graduate or looking to change career paths, ATA can help. 

    WomenTech Network is one of the world's leading communities for women in tech with more than 9,000 Global Ambassadors representing 179 countries. 104,000 tech leaders have collaborated with the network to date to cultivate a diverse global network that reaches 3.7 million people. WomenTech Network strives to empower women in tech through leadership development, professional growth, and mentorship programs. WomenTech Network hosts regular career networking events and a global tech conference for members to connect with like-minded professionals and learn about job opportunities at leading companies that value diversity. The network is dedicated to empowering women of all backgrounds to excel in the field of tech and become an important part of the community.

    Thanks to the support of companies like Akamai, WomenTech Network managed to move many of its +780 annual sessions at the Women in Tech Global Conference and events online so that members all over the world can participate.