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Cornell Tech, supported by Pivotal Ventures, Cognizant U.S. Foundation, and Verizon announced the expansion of  its successful WiTNY (Women in Technology & Entrepreneurship in New York) program to attract and retain women and other underrepresented groups pursuing tech education and careers nationally. With its national expansion, the program will now be called Break Through Tech.

With this new funding, the national initiative Break Through Tech will grow to three new cities across the United States, starting in Chicago in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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  • Born out of the mission of Cornell Tech, Break Through Tech works at the intersection of education, impact, innovation, and industry collaboration to achieve gender equality in tech. 

  • Break Through Tech is a national initiative launched at Cornell Tech to encourage women and underrepresented groups to pursue education and careers in technology.

  • Cornell Tech’s WiTNY Initiative joins Pivotal Ventures’ $50M investment in @GETCities and will expand its model nationally as Break Through Tech over the next five years. Announces Chicago as the first program office outside of NYC. #GETChicago

  • Gender equality can’t wait. That’s why Cornell Tech’s Break Through Tech initiative is creating new pathways for women in tech to build the future.

  • Since @Cornell_Tech and @CUNY teamed up to launch WiTNY in 2016, the number of female CUNY students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in computer science has increased 94%. Now WiTNY is going national as Break Through Tech. First stop: University of Illinois at Chicago.