Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.
With their 7-week Summer Immersion Program, after school Clubs, College Loops program and New York Times best-selling series, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. Girls Who Code has reached 300,000 girls around the world.
THE GENDER GAP IN COMPUTING IS GETTING WORSE
In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, it’s only 24%. The percent will continue to decline if we do nothing. The biggest drop off of girls in computer science is between the ages of 13 and 17.
GIRLS WHO CODE IS CHANGING THE GAME
They ‘re reaching girls around the world and are on track to close the gender gap in new entry-level tech jobs by 2027.
Bravery: Being brave is about being resilient, persistent, and ambitious.
Sisterhood: Diverse ability, culture, identity, and opinion makes the organization stronger.
Activism: They’re not just preparing girls to enter the workforce – they’re preparing them to lead it, to improve it, to completely and totally transform it.
Visit their website: www.girlswhocode.com
You can email them at: [email protected]