Inside a Day at the Girls Who Code Summer Program
Unfortunately, even though there are expected to be 1.4 million jobs in computing fields by 2020, women educated in America are on pace to fill just 3 percent of them.
“Closing the gender gap in technology will take more than just a few committed voices,” says Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code. “It will take a huge effort from our schools and policy makers to expose more girls to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines at a young age.”
Saujani hopes Girls Who Code will be a critical first step for many girls. Among other offerings, it has summer immersion programs that teach innovative coding techniques to girls at the offices of leading technology companies. Here is what a sample day of one program looked like for one student, Caitlin Stanton