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Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering digital transformation at the world’s leading enterprises, recently funded an initiative for Girls in Tech, a global non-profit organization focused on the engagement, education, and empowerment of women in technology.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Adriana to the PegaWorld stage to share how her organization has deeply impacted the technology industry to create more opportunities for women and encourage inclusivity,” said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. “Through continued dialogue and fundraising efforts, we’re proud to pledge our commitment to helping the technology industry become a more accurate reflection of today’s diverse workforce.”

Presently women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce. However, only 29 percent are in the science and engineering fields. In its commitment to helping reduce this gap, Pegasystems pledged to donate $500 to Girls in Tech for every eligible PegaWorld registration.

Due to the campaign’s initial success, the Trefler Foundation supported the effort by donating an amount equal to 50 percent of the pass price of each eligible PegaWorld registration during the month of April.

Girls in Tech is a global non-profit that strives to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups by educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology. The non-profit offers everything from coding courses to bootcamps to hackathons and startup competitions. With more than 43 chapters, and 61,764 members in 32 countries, their mission is to support women with the access and community they need to succeed. 

In its 17th year, PegaWorld 2019, which was held in early June, was expected to be Pegasystem’s largest gathering to date. The event drew more than 5,000 industry pioneers, influencers, and thought leaders from the world’s leading organizations. This included brands that build with and use Pegasystem’s transformational software every day. With a focus on fusing customer engagement and intelligent automation, this year’s PegaWorld will feature some of the most successful global companies sharing their experiences with digital transformation, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, customer engagement, digital process automation, and more.


Chrissie Cluney has been a correspondent for IoT Evolution World since 2015. She holds a degree in English with a concentration in writing from the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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