PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 13, 2014 — Following a pivotal national education and job placement commitment with the Clinton Global Initiative, Treehouse is putting its movement for economic equality into action with today’s launch of “Change the Ratio.” In partnership with Girls, Inc. and ChickTech, Change the Ratio is designed to inspire and empower young women around the nation to pursue careers in technology.
Computing jobs are growing at twice the national average and pay 75 percent more than the median annual salary. Women hold less than 25 percent of high-paying computer-science related positions, so there is a need for technology companies to close the gender wage gap and help place more women in technology positions.
“Nationally, women earn 77 percent less than men across all industries,” said Ryan Carson, co-founder and CEO of Treehouse. “That doesn’t work for us and we want to do something about…
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