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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

Oct 15, 2015

Press Release

Girls Who Code Announces Major Commitments to Grow Tech Talent Pipeline for Women Across U.S.

Founding Supporter AT&T, Adobe and the Prudential Foundation Contribute Nearly $3 Million to Create GWC Alumni Network  More than 20 Major Tech Companies Pledge to Hire GWC Alumni   Hou...
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Jun 8, 2015

Press Release

Girls Who Code Kicks Off Most Robust Summer of Programming To Date

National nonprofit supporters and corporate partners work to close the gender gap in technology with nearly 60 programs for 1200 girls nationwide. New York, NY (June 8, 2015) – Girls Who Code, the...
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Apr 20, 2015

GWC Blog

Girls Who Code Q&A with Janice Thoms, Director at EA Games

Girls Who Code Q&A with Janice Thoms, Director at EA Games Girls Who Code Facebook fans recently had the unique opportunity for a Q&A with Janice Thoms, Director of Programming and Technology for B...
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