girls who code

  • Please let The Friendship Code and its tech-savvy girls be the new Baby-Sitters Club

    Please let The Friendship Code and its tech-savvy girls be the new Baby-Sitters Club

    Okay, full disclosure, I never read any Baby-Sitters Club book. But you know what I’m talking about, right? We all had some endless series we read where a few kids just like us navigated the vicissitudes of life, teaching us lessons along the way. I’m hoping that The Friendship Code, which aims to do that — but with tech and coding woven in — will become that series for… Read More

  • Black Girls Code says it turned down $125,000 from Uber

    Black Girls Code says it turned down $125,000 from Uber

    Uber seems to be looking to make amends to the tech industry in light of its tumultuous year that kicked off with former engineer Susan Fowler’s allegations of sexual harassment and management issues at the company. Just yesterday, Uber offered $125,000 to Black Girls Code, but the organization turned it down, Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant told TechCrunch. Read More

  • Uber gives $1.2 million to Girls Who Code

    Uber gives $1.2 million to Girls Who Code

    Uber is giving a $1.2 million grant to Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in tech, as part of a multi-year partnership. As part of the collaboration, Uber’s recently hired Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John is joining the Girls Who Code board of directors to push for gender diversity in tech. “If I’m going to go for it, I’m… Read More

  • GM partners with Girls Who Code with $250K grant for after-school activities

    GM partners with Girls Who Code with $250K grant for after-school activities

    GM is teaming up with Girls Who Code (GWC), the national no-profit seeking to help close the gender gap in STEM education and professional fields. The partnership will see GM provide a $250,000 grant to help grow GWC’s Clubs, an after-school program that provides free activities for students in community centers and academic institutions to help boost computing and other technical skills… Read More

  • Winning the race to the digital economy by cracking the code on the gender gap Crunch Network

    Winning the race to the digital economy by cracking the code on the gender gap

    We are faced with a huge gender imbalance in technology that is only getting worse. Today, just 24 percent of the U.S. computing workforce is female. New research from Accenture and Girls Who Code estimates that if we stay on our current course, the number of women in computing will fall to 22 percent of the workforce by 2025. The connection is undeniable and decisive action is needed. Read More

  • How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem Crunch Network

    How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem

    While the biggest names in tech strive to close the gender gap and build more inclusive working environments, the pool of talent on offer is predominantly male. The truth is, while retention is an issue, there are simply fewer women opting for a career in tech. But new initiatives and an uptick of Gen Z girls opting for sciences in top-tier universities paints a very different future. Read More

  • Girls Who Code Makes Its Way Into A Mobile Game

    Girls Who Code Makes Its Way Into A Mobile Game

    A major factor that deters girls from pursuing computer science is the perception that coders are mostly white and male, according to a recent Google-commissioned Gallup survey. That’s why non-profit organization Girls Who Code has partnered with mobile game-maker Pixelberry Studios to tell the story of a young girl coder in its flagship game, “High School Story.” The… Read More

  • StudySpots Helps Students Escape The Campus Bubble

    StudySpots Helps Students Escape The Campus Bubble

    I wish StudySpots had been around when I was a college student. I’d spend hours hunched over books and my laptop in my dorm room or the same cubicle at the library, accumulating a layer of grime and tears as I crammed for an exam or struggled through a term paper. StudySpots, presented by a team of five young women from Girls Who Code, wants to prevent students from turning into… Read More

  • These Tween Girls Created An Android App For The Blind

    These Tween Girls Created An Android App For The Blind

    A group of six grade school girls in Los Fresnos, Texas took it upon themselves to solve a problem for blind kids. They built an app for them. The app, Hello Navi, first came from the imagination of a particular girl in the group, Grecia Cano. She says her heart went out to the blind students in her school who had a hard time figuring out how to get around. The girls 6th grade… Read More