J.P. Morgan Programs
The J.P. Morgan Tech for Social Good team lifts up communities around the world through the power of people and technology. Running a variety of different innovative programs, J.P. Morgan is directly addressing the lack of young women choosing technology as an academic career choice.
A selection of these programs includes:
GenerationTech: a design-based tech challenge where young women aged between 14-18 are given a social good challenge, such as reducing plastic waste or climate change. They then work in teams to come up with an innovative solution and present to a panel of J.P. Morgan judges. The program introduces young students to technology in a fun and engaging way, demonstrating to participants that technology has a wide variety of roles which are appealing to a diverse number of people – and can also be used to do good in our local communities. It also teaches the participants of the various pathways into technology and the associated courses they should be considering at school if interested in an exciting career in technology.
Code for Good is a series of hackathons held at our global technology centres (or more recently virtually!) each year, where students work side by side with our employees, leveraging their technology and transferable skills to solve real-world problems for nonprofit organisations. Many of these nonprofits are involved in promoting computer science to young women. Most recently dressCode, a nonprofit charity founded with the aim of addressing the gender gap in Computing Science, participated in our Code for Good program right here in Glasgow.
Our Force for Good program is the natural next step after Code for Good, where we connect our employee volunteers with hundreds of nonprofits around the world to build sustainable tech solutions so the nonprofits can advance their missions. These nonprofits serve many different clients and goals, including, but not exclusive to, improving the number of women in STEM and computer science and teaching disadvantaged children literacy and numeracy including Engineering Development Trust, The Girls’ Network and Edulution.
For more information on J.P. Morgan’s Tech for Social Good programs visit our web site here.
We are also passionate about promoting computer science through our employee volunteering network, who run numerous Code Clubs throughout UK schools. We also support numerous nonprofits all doing fantastic work in this area including, dressCode, SmartSTEMs and MakeItHappen, who actively reach thousands of youngsters through a variety of innovative and exciting computer science and STEM activities.
Take IT forward (TIF) is a diversity program whichsupports the firms goal of recruiting, retaining and developing women by creating learning, development, recruiting and networking opportunities for its members. We have over 300 members in the Glasgow TIF community who meet regularly in Cohort Groups, have access to local career advisors and participate in a number of local networking events.