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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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Apr 13, 2016

Press Release

GIRLS WHO CODE WILL TRIPLE ITS NATIONAL FOOTPRINT THIS YEAR

President Obama announced new “CS for All’ commitments during White House Science Fair WASHINGTON, DC (April 13, 2016) -- Girls Who Code is committing to launch 1,500 Computer Science clubs in th...
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Mar 29, 2016

Press Release

Our 2015 Annual Report is here!

What started as an experiment in 2012 has grown into a national movement. Girls Who Code has gone from 20 girls in New York to 10,000 girls in 42 states. That’s the same number of girls who graduate...
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Mar 7, 2016

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VIDEO: GIRLS WHO CODE FOUNDER & CEO RESHMA SAUJANI SPEAKS AT TED

TED Talk titled “Teach girls bravery, not perfection.” New York, NY (March 7, 2016) -- TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, today released Reshma Saujani's talk at TED 2016, th...
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