FGE Partnership
with Tech Up for Women

Helping survivors, building technology skills, and breaking the cycle.

Foundation for Gender Equality and TechUp for Women

When you donate to the FGE/Tech Up Give Back program, you will be helping at-risk women and girls gain critical new skills to set them on the path to careers in technology. Donations will support specific initiatives, led by committed, outstanding professionals, that are making a difference now. We will begin with donations to the programs below and continue to evaluate others, including those with an emphasis on youth. Donations will also support training, purchase of computers and related costs, such as interview prep and dress.

Why donate? Why now?

Our vision is that as the FGE/Tech Up programs grows, its impact and exposure will increase. This means more survivors of exploitation and violence will gain marketable skills, confidence and a way forward to successful jobs and independence. Besides the program's impact on individuals, leveraging increased awareness and enlisting major entities, like corporations and foundations, can bring donations of significant funds, technology, in-kind goods, and services.

Your Donations are imperative and highly appreciated. Remember, no donation is too small.

$20 can provide an hour of child care
$150 supports a year of 24/7 internet connectivity solutions for a working family
$1,000 will underwrite digital training to kick start a career
$5,000 life-changing web development training

The dynamic Tech Up for Women organization is integrating the FGE/Tech Up Give Back initiative fully across its innovative platform built on program excellence and powerful outreach to women and girls. The Give Back program will galvanize tech resources and put them within the reach of women and girls, desperate for skills and independence.

For more information, to get involved, and to sponsor, contact FGE Co-founder Jill Fitzburgh at info@foundationforgenderequality.org.


“I had no idea I would be good at – or even enjoy – coding. Turns out I love it and I am pretty good at it as well. That alone has boosted my confidence to the point where I can now proudly say that I’m in a position to provide for my daughter…I now have a career. I have a future.”
- AnnieCannons Graduate

AnnieCannons is a mission-driven software development agency that trains, employs, and ultimately transforms survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence into software engineers. After the AnnieCannons core concepts boot camp, survivors enter an “earn-to-learn” program, much like a teaching hospital, where they can continue to build skills and incomes over time. After basic training, survivors build more advanced skills through practice on paying projects, under the guidance of expert mentors.

The FGE Tech Up Give Back initiative will support the training of these survivors so that they learn valuable job skills and become economically independent. For more on the specifics of the program and what your donation will fund, go to: https://www.anniecannons.com/.

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Sanctuary For Families

“During my intake, they welcomed me with excitement and more certainty than I’ve ever had or seen in a single room. They broke down everything from what actually matters to employers on a resume, to how they planned to help me get a living wage job. They provided me with a community of women just like me. We helped each other along the way, bonding, listening, and fighting for our goals together. A fight that now we can say we are well on our way to overcoming.”
- Rebekah, an Economic Empowerment Program Graduate

Sanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence, serving more than 13,000 clients last year. Sanctuary's Economic Empowerment Program (EEP) is a pioneering career readiness and technology training program that helps participants break the cycle of poverty, homelessness, and abuse. EEP provides training for jobs in high-growth, demand-driven sectors of the metropolitan NYC economy and increases opportunities for its participants through work-based learning opportunities. For more on the specifics of the program and what your donation will fund, go to: https://sanctuaryforfamilies.org/.

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An organization made up of scholars, technologists, educators and parents who are dedicated to encouraging more girls to explore technology.

INTech is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inform and inspire girls to innovate in the technology industry. We serve middle school girls in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Oakland, CA.For more on the specifics of the program and what your donation will fund, go to: intechcamp.org.

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