40 by 22

Advancing Young Women of Color in Tech Careers NPower the Future

Join the 40 by 22 movement to help young women of color advance in technology.

While the tech industry booms, the presence of women, particularly women of color, in IT roles has steadily declined. NPower, with the support of Citi Foundation, is on a mission to #NPowerTheFuture and help more young women of color advance in tech careers.

40 by 22 Initiative

In order to transform and diversify the industry, we need to identify and help address barriers to careers for women in technology. We recognize that the work starts at home—in our classrooms.

NPower is embarking on our most extensive mission to date through the 40 by 22 initiative.

  • We aim to increase our program enrollment of young women to 40% by 2022 in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri and California.
  • We also aim to increase representation of female instructors to mirror our student goal of 40% by the end of 2020 in all the markets we serve.

We also want to evoke widespread change in the industry by starting conversations within the tech community.

40 by 22 Convening Series

NPower has launched a series of community conversations to challenge the status quo and to eliminate the hurdles young women of color face when pursuing a career in technology. The three convenings across the country will  spark dialogue, promote authentic interactions, share ideas, and report our 40 by 22 progress.

Recent Coverage and Events

“How to ditch a dead-end job and make a real career”
PIX11 News, June 5th 2018

Ateika Samuel, a technology consultant at Citibank, is living her dream.

Before her new career in IT, the bright and optimistic employee was a single mom waiting tables, hoping she’d find a way to pay for college to get ahead.

NPower the Future Student Profile: Ateika Samuel, Women in Tech Wednesday

Take Action

Make a donation

Our programs are made possible through the generous support of individual donors, foundations and corporations. With your support we can continue to improve the lives of individuals and families in the communities where we live and work.

Refer someone to our program

Across the country, NPower is transforming job seekers from underserved communities into technology professionals with thriving careers. Consider applying for our next class.

Volunteer or attend one of our community conversations

Sign up for the NPower 40 by 22 newsletter and keep abreast of our progress, volunteer your time and learn how your company can partner with NPower.

At these gatherings we are tapping female leaders in technology to dive in to the issues affecting gender and racial diversity in technology to strategize solutions and evoke change on a larger scale.

Join our NPower the Future campaign

Starting September 2018, NPower is spearheading Women in Tech Wednesday (#WITWednesday). On each and every Wednesday we will share articles, stories and videos on remarkable women in tech, key issues that affect gender inequalities and lack of diversity in IT and other topics we hope will inspire conversations and change.

We invite you to join us on this mission to catalyze change for the better in the tech industry by TAKING ACTION! What can you do?

  • Like and share our posts to your audience: show others you support this cause.
  • Join the conversation: add to the discussion by commenting on our posts.
  • Contribute your own story as a woman in technology: the most impactful thing you can do is lead by example.