#GirlsWhoCode

07 Aug #GirlsWhoCode

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization teaching young women computer science skills.  Recently, they announced that they were bringing their computer science summer program to 11 cities in the United States.

Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology.  Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind.  While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17.   Girls Who Code has gone from 20 girls in New York to 40,000 girls in 50 states. That’s the same number of girls who graduate each year with a degree in computer science.

Want to learn more?  Check out their website.

Want to start a Girls Who Code club in your area?  Check out how!

Data2insight is excited to see opportunities for young girls in school being offered.