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Postback Gives Back to Organizations Promoting Women in Tech

Becky Doles


Postback is the biggest mobile event of the summer, and we work hard to make sure everyone has a kickass time while networking with industry peers.

Instead of taking formal sponsors for Postback, we facilitate donations for our Women in Tech Initiative. We chose three nonprofits that are making big changes for women in technology and our partners to donate directly to them.  

Last year the initiative raised $85,000. This year we’re going bigger — we are capping the donations at 21 companies and spots are filling up fast. 

Meet the nonprofits benefiting at Postback this year

Anita Borg Institute

PRIMARY - ABI logo - horizontalThe Anita Borg Institute connects, inspires, and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as imperative. The Grace Hopper Conference is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists who come from around the globe to learn, exchange ideas and be inspired. More than 11,700 attendees from 63 countries attended in 2015. The conference offers many resources to attendees, such as scholarships to travel to and participate in the conference.

App Camp 4 Girls 

appcamplogo-lrgApp Camp 4 Girls empowers girls by providing engaging and accessible educational programs in software development. The week-long camp gives middle school-aged girls a broad introduction to app development. From brainstorming and designing ideas to building and pitching their apps to real venture capitalists, the camp gives girls the opportunity to get in the entrepreneurial mindset. The camp is run by all volunteers who donate their time to promote advancement and equality for women in the tech community.

IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) provides an in-school program where girls from grades 6-12 are introduced to technology careers via panel discussions, job shadowing, technology workshops, mentoring, and field trips throughout the school year to visit the workplaces of professional women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. The nonprofit strives to inspire girls to consider technology and engineering as a potential and positive career choice. Having educated and empowered over 30,000 young women in middle school and high school grades to pursue education and careers in STEM, they have 41 chapters formed across the U.S. and international chapters in Nigeria and Uganda.

As a thank you from TUNE for participating and supporting the Women in Tech initiative, donors receive a series of benefits of Postback ’16. 

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Becky Doles

Becky is the Senior Content Marketing Manager at TUNE. Before TUNE, she led a variety of marketing and communications projects at San Francisco startups. Becky received her bachelor's degree in English from Wake Forest University. After living nearly a decade in San Francisco and Seattle, she has returned to her home of Charleston, SC, where you can find her enjoying the sun and salt water with her family.

12 responses to “Postback Gives Back to Organizations Promoting Women in Tech”

  1. Cortney Bigelow says:

    Continuously impressed by this company’s dedication to supporting women in technology through creative ways. From the yearlong scholarship program for female undergraduates at the UW (TUNE House), to the internal program supporting women at TUNE (We Lead) and the partnerships with various organizations like Ada Developers Academy, Tech Trek WA, Seattle WiT and Girl DevelopIt, TUNE is truly setting the bar.

  2. Matt Rodriguez says:

    Agree with Cortney! ^ Anna, great article.

  3. Ilse says:

    This is an awesome initiative to support women in tech. It’s cool to see that companies are taking this philanthropic approach to sponsorship instead of more traditional ways.

  4. Sara says:

    App Camp 4 Girls is smart by having students go through the ENTIRE entrepreneurial process, not just the app development. Public speaking and presentation skills build confidence and are important to
    develop at that young age.

  5. Ashley says:

    This, along with TUNE House, are leading examples of how to promote women in tech. Love it.

  6. Jamie Ye says:

    forward to seeing you reach your goal and updates on how the nonprofits benefit
    from the proceeds.

  7. Alyssa Nicotra says:

    These nonprofits are doing phenomenal things and glad they will be getting support through Postback. Go TUNE!

  8. Connor HasOffers says:

    This is great! Looking forward to Postback this year and such a great causes to be supporting, thanks for sharing.

  9. Taylor says:

    Great piece, Anna!

  10. IGNITE Worldwide says:

    We love! Thanks for your amazing support of women in tech and girls in STEM; we are honored to be part of your Postback mobile event. We hope to see you at our IGNITE Gala (all proceeds benefit 1,000 IGNITE girls for the 2016-17 school year) on April 29 at the Museum of Flight:

  11. Brett Olson says:

    What a cool way to allow other companies to get involved with Postback! It’s great to see this benefit some fantastic organizations.

  12. Hannah Nilsson says:

    Thanks for sharing, Anna! These organizations are so deserving of support. I’m excited to see how this year’s Postback Women in Tech initiative helps them continue to inspire young ladies to pursue their passion in technology!

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