Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women
Every winner will receive
Why are we doing this?
It’s no secret that men outnumber women in the tech industry. Silicon Valley has been the subject of dozens of recent studies on the fact that there are far fewer female computer scientists, engineers, and software developers than there are male. Indeed, according to recent figures released by tech giants like Apple, Google, and Facebook, women make up around just 16% of the engineering workforce in the technology industry. The gap is even larger when you look at Open Source, with women making up just 6% of users on GitHub.
At Toptal, we know that it makes zero difference what gender you are. We’re a 100% remote company, and we’ve never kept track of gender in our database. There have always been women in our network, and there always will be. However, study after study in the tech industry has shown that achieving greater gender diversity isn’t about ignoring diversity, it’s about actively welcoming it.
Some of the best engineers at Toptal are female.
This isn’t just diversity for its own sake. There are just as many profoundly talented and intelligent women in the world as there are men, and some of the best engineers at Toptal are female. However, if we lack equal female representation on our engineering teams, that means our teams are not as strong as they can be.
And that’s not something we’re ok with. We will all benefit from having more talented women on our teams and in our network.
Toptal is home to some of the world’s most intelligent and talented computer scientists, developers, and software engineers. Toptal’s network includes professional engineers across 93+ countries, with expertise spanning countless industries and interests.
With close guidance from our community, focused training, and financial support, we believe we can empower women aspiring to become top professional software engineers.
If you’re looking for feedback, have any questions about the process, or aren’t sure what to expect, email [email protected]. Our selection committee will be happy to explain any contest details to you!
About Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women
Winners will be chosen based on the merit and potential of their application. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law (and not offered in prohibited jurisdictions). Certain eligibility restrictions apply. This Scholarship Program is subject to the Scholarships Official Rules.
Meet Toptal Developers and Mentors
Toptal is an exclusive network of the most talented freelance software engineers and designers in the world. By winning this scholarship, you’ll get access to direct mentorship from the expert developers and designers in our network. Check out some of their profiles below.