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January 9, 2022
Rung Launches Campaign to Increase Women in Tech Careers
St. Louis-based nonprofit commits to closing the gender wealth gap – one woman at a time
ST. LOUIS, MO- Rung for Women is now recruiting participants for its next cohort with a new goal – to inspire women to launch careers in fields where they are underrepresented, such as technology and geospatial. The effort is a part of the nonprofit’s refocused approach, which offers a fast-track to high-demand careers within growing industries in the region.
“After helping more than 300 women in our first 18 months, we did a lot of listening to our program participants and refocused our model on career pathways that are thriving in St. Louis. With 70,000 tech jobs posted in our region in 2022, and an average salary of $85,000 a year, this industry was a natural place to start. We will build from there with our advanced manufacturing cohort to come next,” explained Leslie Gill, President of Rung for Women
Starting today, women interested in joining the Spring 2023 Tech and Geospatial Cohort can visit the Rung website and complete the member interest form. Accepted members will start the program in April. The new recruitment campaign launched digitally on social media and electronic billboards all over St. Louis and Eastern Illinois areas, and on Rung’s redesigned website. For more information and membership criteria, visitwww.rungforwomen.org.
About Rung for Women
Rung for is a nonprofit career accelerator with a mission to inspire all women to climb the economic opportunity ladder. Rung helps women build confidence and guides them to explore and pursue successful career pathways in high-demand industries they may have not realized were available to them. Through career coaching and a community of support, Rung members take action toward a better future for themselves–with more salary, more respect, and more fulfillment. Learn more atwww.rungforwomen.org