Our Story

Our goal is to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women in engineering to succeed. 

We provide students and entry-level professionals with tools to aid in their career development, including free resources, professional development events, valuable connections, and mentorship. We also partner with local universities and community colleges to promote diversity and equality on campus.

Through our coursework, career, and community leadership, we have learned, grown, and worked with several amazing women in STEM. These women are our family and friends, and the inspiration for bootup.

We are an award-winning organization, receiving congressional recognition for our contributions to the community. bootup has also been featured by UCLA Engineering, We Are LA Tech, Unlocked Careers, and the Women in Tech Show.

Welcome to the family!

Ariana Thacker

Founder, bootup