Leaders within New York Life’s Marketing and Technology teams recently shared inspiration and insights with the community of Girls Who Code (GWC), an international nonprofit organization on a mission to close the gender gap in technology.

The below quote from Laura Hajducek, Vice President with New York Life’s Marketing team focused on digital enablement, was shared with GWC’s nearly one million followers across LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

"The ability to code unlocks many different opportunities. Coding refines your critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills – and also creates the opportunity to cultivate and drive innovative thinking! What is most important to remember is that through hard work and dedication, you can master these skills and achieve great things."

Additionally, a recent GWC newsletter included a Q&A with New York Life Technology senior associate Srujana Malisetti. Speaking on the importance of ongoing adaptation and learning, Srujana highlighted how developing her skillset as an application developer led to her work in the cloud space. As a site reliability engineer, she has the opportunity to positively impact not only fellow employees, but also New York Life’s policy owners, clients, and agents.

Offering advice to young tech professionals launching their careers, Srujana explained, “Stay curious, explore, and continuously learn. While it is difficult to choose a profession, ensure that your choice is based on genuine interest and enjoyment in the field.”

Since launching in 2012, Girls Who Code has reached 14 billion engagements globally and supported 500,000 girls, women, and nonbinary individuals in learning to code. Half of the young women served by GWC come from historically underrepresented groups, including girls who are Black, Latinx, or from low-income backgrounds.

Aligned by a commitment to closing the gender gap in technology, New York Life is a proud GWC sponsor.   

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New York Life Insurance Company
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