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Who We Are

We are a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors.

With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

Why It Matters

In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), but when choosing a college major, just 0.4% of high school girls select computer science.

While 57% of bachelor’s degrees are earned by women, just 12% of computer science degrees are awarded to women.

Despite the fact that 55% of overall AP test takers are girls, only 17% of AP Computer Science test takers are high school girls.

Women today represent 18% of all computer science graduates. In 1984, they represented 37%.

Women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields.

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. Yet U.S. universities are expected produce only enough qualified graduates to fill 29% of these jobs.

In a room full of 25 engineers, only 3 will be women.

News & Updates

Jan 22, 2016

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I'm A Girl Who Codes — Heather Armstrong: Queen of the Mommy Bloggers!

“I grew up in a very conservative Mormon household and always thought I would grow up to be a stay at home mom. There’s nothing wrong with that. I bow down to stay at home moms. Learning to code actually changed the future I envisioned for myself. Little did I know that at 40 years old, I would be the sole financial provider for my girls through coding..."
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Jan 19, 2016

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$1 Million in Scholarships Provided to Help Girls from Underserved Communities Attend Summer Program Major Expansion Will Allow 1,560 Girls to Learn to Code in Effort to Close Technology Gender Gap ...
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Jan 5, 2016

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I'm A Girl Who Codes — Tai Cruz: Artist, Social Activist & A Girl Who...

Meet Tai Cruz, a 17 year-old art and computer-science lover from NYC. Self-described as creative, avant-garde and open-minded, she is determined to break the norms of her gender and her half Hispanic, half Black background...
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