Get Involved

As we expand into more cities, we need your help to accelerate gender equality in tech across the United States.

The future of innovation depends on all of us.

We’re currently looking for passionate advocates to support our work. Together, we can make an even greater impact city by city. Join the dozens of companies and nonprofit organizations already working with us to open doors for the next generation and build more inclusive tech ecosystems from the university to the workplace. Here are a few ways you can get involved with Break Through Tech.

Email us


Fund our programs and help us continue expanding into more cities


Open your office for Winternships: a unique, mini internship program offered for college students over the winter recess


Welcome our students and graduates onto your teams through summer internships and jobs


Become a coach or career advisor; speak at one of our events

Academic Partners

Break Through Tech originated in 2016 as a program called Women in Tech and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY), created in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY) and a broad set of industry partners. 

Over the next five years, we plan to work with up to 5 institutions of higher education in 3 cities. We awarded our initial grant in 2020 to the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Once selected, each of our academic partners commits to the following goal: to increase the percentage of women in the graduating classes of computer science and related tech disciplines by 12.5% by the end of the 5-year grant period, while also including students from groups that have experienced similar underrepresentation in these academic areas.

If your university is interested in learning more about the criteria to apply for an academic partner award, please contact us. We can also help universities adopt one or more of our programs with local industry support.


Learn about the 2020 criteria for partnership opportunities