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Shawn Layden Joins Women Who Code Board of Advisors

SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 27, 2016 Women Who Code (WWCode), a 501c3 that works to inspire women to achieve success in technology careers, is proud to announce the latest addition to their Board of Advisors, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Worldwide Studios, Shawn Layden. Layden joins an all-star board of technology leaders, including Head of Security Operations at Facebook, Regina Wallace-Jones; General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Michael Abbott; and Vice President of Central Engineering at VMware, Lily Chang.

Together with the team at WWCode, Layden will help expand and promote the organization’s mission to increase the number of women in the technology workforce. In his role at SIE, Layden is a champion of increased diversity in the game development community, which is vital for creating content that appeals to the diverse gaming audience.

“It’s an honor to be chosen as an advocate for women in technology, as I believe it’s important for everyone to champion greater diversity and equality in the industry,” said Layden. “At Sony Interactive Entertainment, we are focused on cultivating a culture that promotes varied perspectives and aligns with the values of our gamers.”

In joining the Board of Advisors, Layden is an advocate for Women Who Code’s mission of supporting women in technology around the world. His expertise and experience will further the success and impact of the rapidly growing non-profit that has tripled in membership year-over-year and expanded to 60 cities in 20 countries.

WWCode CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival said, “Shawn is a talented professional that is well known and respected throughout the technology industry. He will be a valuable addition to the Women Who Code Board of Advisors. I look forward to working with him and the other members to plan initiatives that empower women around the world to achieve success in their tech careers.”


About Women Who Code

Women Who Code is a US based 501c3 non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. The organization provides an avenue into tech, empowers women with skills needed for professional advancement, and provides environments where networking and mentorship are valued. To date, the organization has executed more than 3,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 50,000, and has a presence in 20 countries.