Get on the Girls Who Code Train – Women in the World 2013
Last Friday, Girls Who Code was honored to join some of the most inspiring women of our time — women like Hillary Clinton and Oprah– on the stage at the 2013 Women in the World Summit.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a rousing call to action, reminding us that women’s rights are human rights, and then the lights dimmed. The applause continued when the face of Julia, a 2012 Girls Who Code alumnus, appeared on the large screen over the stage. A video told the story of Julia’s life and of how, since her experience in the Girls Who Code Immersion Program, she has a new vision of herself and her future. Julia is not waiting for her future to start, though; she’s already using the skills she learned at Girls Who Code to build websites for companies and is teaching her father how to code. A standing ovation from the Women in the World Summit is not a bad place to start.
Julia’s video was just the beginning of our excitement. GWC Founder, Reshma Saujani, joined the stage for a panel moderated by Chelsea Clinton called, Grooming Titans of Tech: The Future Innovators, Influencers, and Entrepreneurs. We were proud to hear Reshma discuss not only the problem of gender parity in technology, but also our solution.
“This is the most important domestic issue of our time,” Reshma told the crowd of thousands. “The train is leaving the station, and we need to make sure that our girls are not left behind.”
The panelists nodded, as Chelsea added, “because if we leave our girls behind – that train is leaving without all of us.”
Here’s your chance to make sure that your daughters, nieces, and friends get on this train to a prosperous and equitable future: The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is accepting applications through Monday, April 15th at 11:59 pm Eastern. Click here to apply now.
Check out the video of Reshma’s panel and spread the news with you friends: Girls Who Code is preparing the next generation of tech titans and our work starts with you.