Girls Who Code
Computer science education to close the gender gap in technology
As the world becomes increasingly driven by technology, our girls are being left behind. By 2020 there will be 1.4 million jobs open in the computing fields, but at current rates only 3% of them will be filled by women educated in the U.S.
With a $500,000 grant, Girls Who Code engages tech industry leaders, universities, foundations, schools, and community organizations to provide high quality computer science education to girls nationwide. Through its flagship Summer Immersion Program and community-based Girls Who Code Clubs, Girls Who Code is building the movement to inspire, educate, and equip middle school and high school girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Girls Who Code has provided computer science education and tech industry exposure to nearly 1,000 girls to date and is poised to reach 3,000 by the end of 2014. By building the pipeline of women in technology, the organization aims to improve technology for all and empower a generation of female leaders equipped to drive change.