Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country

by Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country
Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country
Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country
Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country

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.

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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!

Tarika Barrett

Chief Operating Officer

Girls Who Code

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Letter from Reshma:

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.

We've released our 2018 Annual Report. Below are some great highlights!

Since our founding in 2012, we have served 185,000 girls!

50% are from historically underrepresented groups (HUGs)

In 2019, we expect our college-aged alumni cohort to grow to nearly 30,000 and they're majoring in CS-related fields at 15x the national rate.

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Girls Who Code stands committed to empowering girls from all backgrounds to gain skills and careers in tech.

Our Black and Latina alumni are entering computer science fields at 16X the national average and 50% of girls we serve come from underrepresented communities.

We teach motivated girls the skills they need to thrive in tech careers—while also creating a supportive community. That community includes donors like you and partners who make our work possible. Please affirm your commitment to our girls and to diversity in tech by making a donation today!

Your support is life-changing for students like KaYesu Machayo. She had a vision to bring solar homes to developing countries, but knew she needed to learn tech first.

“I knew it was my purpose to serve others through technology,” she explained. “But my school did not offer any computer science or technology classes.”

A world of possibilities opened for KaYesu after enrolling in our free Summer Immersion Program. “We met computer programmers…and I was inspired to apply to college to make my dreams of working in tech a reality,” KaYesu said.

She’s one of the more than 185,000 girls whose lives have been impacted by Girls Who Code. And as we continue to launch new initiatives to support girls in college and outside the US, we hope you will remain a member of our community with a gift today.

We are on track to achieve gender parity in tech by 2027—and we will do so while celebrating the diversity of each girl we serve. Thank you so much for your support.

Best wishes,

Girls Who Code

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Today is the global day of giving. What better opportunity to stand with our movement to close the gender gap in technology than by donating before midnight this #GivingTuesday?

Our Sisterhood is a diverse community of students, alumni, parents, and volunteers who come together to support young girls in developing their tech skills. Our digital visual album, called Sisterh>>d, celebrates these young women driving our most transformative moments.
 
Among those impressive girls is Gia. 
Doubling as a full-time student and museum employee, she was inspired by an exhibition on cybersecurity. Gia realized how little she understood about how the internet works, and what drives the apps she uses each day. Gia attended our Summer Immersion Program and emerged with the confidence and tech skills she needed to make an impact in her community. She now works with other young women who are building their own movements.

We want to change the perception of what a coder looks like, and with generous support from champions like you, we are doing just that. This #GivingTuesday, your gift directly impacts the more than 90,000 girls who take part in our programs.

Click here to donate to Girls Who Code for Giving Tuesday!

Thank you so much for your support!
Reshma Saujani


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Girls Who Code

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Isabel Baylor
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Isabel Baylor
New York, NY United States

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