Who we are
Through curriculum innovation, career access, and community building, Mason propels students who identify as women and non-binary into computing degrees and careers in tech. As part of Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities, Break Through Tech has funded George Mason's inclusivity efforts in computing. The grant’s goal is to increase the number of these students graduating with a tech degree at Mason by 12.5 percentage points by 2026.
Current efforts include
Weekly community building events, both online and in person;
The Pathfindher mentorship program, which matches new CEC students with experienced upperclassmen;
Innovative introductory computer science sequences.
The development of a networked community of individuals who identify as women and non-binary—both peer-to-peer and student-to-professional—in the D.C. metropolitan area to support, engage, and motivate one another.
Past programs include
A summer program for first-year students designed to ignite interest in tech;
A paid, three-week mini-internship program called a “Sprinternship®” that gives first- and second-year students a resume credential and real-world experience to make them more competitive when applying for a paid summer tech internship;
Attendance at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, the largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists in the world; and
Break Through Tech Mason stories
- Your Path to Tech event introduces new students to computer science, information sciences and technologyAugust 28, 2023
- February 13, 2023
- December 19, 2022
- December 16, 2022
- December 12, 2022