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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

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May 19, 2016

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Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers and Girls Who Code Team Up for Coding-Themed Special

Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers and Girls Who Code Team Up for Coding-Themed Special Premiering Saturday, May 21, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) Brand-New TV Series-Inspired Global App OctoPie Featured in Speci...
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May 17, 2016

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Press Release: Girls Who Code releases satirical videos about stereotypes in computer science

Girls Who Code releases satirical videos about stereotypes in computer science Provocative series presents absurd theories why girls “can’t” code, citing boobs & periods New York, NY (...
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May 3, 2016

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PRESS RELEASE: GIRLS WHO CODE RELEASES YOUTUBE SERIES “MY CODE”

GIRLS WHO CODE RELEASES YOUTUBE SERIES “MY CODE” New York, NY (April 28, 2016) -- Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, today relea...
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