GLOBAL GIRLS SUMMIT TO LAUNCH ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
The first-of-its-kind Summit will be powered by Girls Who Code
MARCH 8, 2018 (New York, New York) – On October 11, 2018, Girls Who Code will release its Global Girls Summit. The Summit, launching on International Day of the Girl, will be the first of its kind: an entirely digital initiative meant to inspire, educate, and empower young women to be change-makers in their communities.
“When I first started Girls Who Code, I knew that girls would be the ones to completely and totally transform our workforce and our world,” said Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code. “And now, with young people across the country calling for change, I’ve never felt more confident about what lies ahead.
The Global Girls Summit will take place in partnership with brand and media sponsors and feature content from diverse women writers, artists, activists, scientists, and more.
“Girls – their voices, ideas, and stories – will be the driving force behind this Summit,” said Saujani. “Stay tuned. It’ll be like nothing you’ve ever seen before in this space.”
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With their 7-week Summer Immersion Program, a 2-week specialized Campus Program, after school Clubs, and a 13-book New York Times best-selling series, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. By the end of the 2018 academic year, Girls Who Code will have reached over 50 thousand girls in all 50 states and several US territories. To join the movement or learn more, visit girlswhocode.com.