You cannot be what you cannot see. To achieve gender parity in computer science, Girls Who Code runs ambitious and provocative marketing campaigns to change sexist cultural perceptions about tech, and inspire young women to pursue STEM and related fields.
We are very excited to share that P&G brand, Olay, featured Girls Who Code in their Superbowl commercial! Inspired by the historic first-ever all-female spacewalk, the commercial pays homage to women in CS and STEM. You can check out the official commercial here. We hope you were able to catch us during the Superbowl!
Thank you for your continued support. We could not do this important work without you.
By Dr. Tarika Barrett from Girls Who Code | Chief Operating Officer
As the COO of Girls Who Code, this holiday season, I want to say how grateful we are to have you in the Girls Who Code family. Thanks to your support, we’ve grown our movement to reach 185,000 girls around the world - 50% of whom are from historically underrepresented groups.
And now we are well on our way to closing the gender gap in entry level tech jobs by 2027. Our college aged alumni are majoring in CS or a tech related major at 15x the national average and our Black and Latinx alumni 16x the national average!
But even more important is that, together, we’re giving girls the tools they need to thrive in tech and to change the world. Our girls are designing programs to tackle some of our toughest challenges—like bullying, the wage gap, climate change, and more.
You have helped ensure that our girls have a part to play in defining the future of our economies, our communities, and our lives.
Thank you again for making our work possible and happy holidays to you and your family!
One of the most powerful bonds a girl can have is the bond of sisterhood, the bond of a community that rises together. In 2018, we took you on a journey through sisterhood. Using song and dance and conversation and comedy, we celebrated healing in sisterhood, learning in sisterhood, and coding and growing in sisterhood. We reflected on how far sisterhood has brought us… and, more importantly, how far it will take us. And it will take us far. When I talk to the girls in our programs, the girls who have graduated from our programs, I am filled with hope for our future. They are diverse and brilliant and kind and brave. They have the skills to create technologies that will change the world and a sisterhood to support them as they do. They – we, Girls Who Code – are the future. And we’re glad to have you as part of it.
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