Our Mission

Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission:
to close the gender gap in technology

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A LETTER FROM RESHMA

When I started Girls Who Code, I never would have imagined that we would grow to become a movement reaching almost 90,000 girls of all backgrounds in all 50 states.

And now, just six years into our work, we’ve reached a tipping point.

We are on track to achieve gender parity in computer science by 2027. And we know why: because our work is as much about quantity, as it is about quality. We scale our programs to reach more girls in more places, and give them the chance to forge lifelong bonds so they may persist in computer science.

It’s incredible. But for us, parity is really just the beginning.

We’ve reached a moment unmatched in our history, a moment as full of anger and anguish as it is promise and potential. Women and girls across the country are coming together to correct centuries-long power imbalances across lines of gender, race, sexuality, and more.

Girls Who Code is proud to be a part of this movement, and even prouder because our girls – girls of all races and ethnicities and abilities and zip codes – are leading it.

They are solving problems in their communities, empowering their friends, and defining the future of our world.

We’re thrilled to be giving them the tools they need to get there.

I hope you’ll join us and make sure every girl has the chance to change her world – our world – for the better. Thank you for your support.

 

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What We’re Doing

We’re building the largest pipeline of future
female engineers in the United States.

Our Programs

Why It Matters

Computing is where the jobs are — and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women.

The Gender Gap

The gender gap in computing
is getting worse.

In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, it’s only 24%. If we do nothing, in ten years the number of women in computing will decrease to just 22%.

Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17.

Outcomes & Impact

90,000 Girls Served To Date!

Girls Who Code is in all 50 states!

Our alumni

Our alumni are entering college and declaring majors in large numbers for the first time in our six-year history. We have approximately 5,000 college-aged alumni.

Our alumni who have already declared their majors are choosing to major in CS, or related fields, at a rate 15 times the national average.

Our outreach to historically underrepresented groups – particularly girls who are Black, Latino, or from low-income households – is paying off, too.

Our Black and Latina alumni are choosing to major in CS or related fields at a rate 16 times the national average.

Alumni Stories

500+

In 2017, our partners received 500+ applications for positions they posted on #HireMe, our job and internship platform.
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Our Partners

$500K+

Adobe and the Adobe Foundation Alumnae Network Founding Supporter 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

AppNexus Girls Who Code HQ 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

AT&T Alumnae Network Founding Supporter Clubs Program Partner 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

News Corp

Pivotal Ventures

Prudential Financial Alumnae Network Founding Supporter Clubs Program Partner 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Turner Clubs Program Partner 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Uber Clubs Program Partner

$250K-$499K

Accenture 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Blizzard Entertainment Clubs Program Partner 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Dell Clubs Program Partner

Deloitte Clubs Program Partner

Eileen Fisher

General Electric 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

General Motors Clubs Program Partner

Kate Spade & Company Foundation Clubs Program Partner

Lyft

Microsoft 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Oath Foundation Clubs Program Partner 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Synchrony Financial Clubs Program Partner 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Walmart Clubs Program Partner

$150K–$249K

Amazon 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Anonymous 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Cotton Bureau

Goldman Sachs 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

IBM Clubs Program Partner 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

JP Morgan Chase & Co. 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Lockheed Martin 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Moody’s Foundation 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Moodys and the Moody’s foundation 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Pfizer 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Salesforce.org 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

The Walt Disney Company 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Verizon Foundation 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

$75K-$149

Lightspeed Venture Partners 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

$50K–$149K

20th Century Fox

Adtalem Foundation Clubs Program Partner

AIG 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Akamai 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Autodesk 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Bank of America 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Best Buy Foundation Clubs Program Partner

BlackRock 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Booz Allen Hamilton Alumnae Network Founding Supporter

CA Technologies Clubs Program Partner

Cadence Clubs Program Partner

Capital One Alumnae Network Founding Supporter Clubs Program Partner

Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Citrix 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Cornerstone Research Clubs Program Partner

Craig Newmark

Craigslist

CSRA Clubs Program Partner

Electronic Arts 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

ESPN Clubs Program Partner

Expedia Alumnae Network Founding Supporter

Facebook 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

First Data 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Ford Motor Company Clubs Program Partner 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

GoDaddy 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Guardian® Clubs Program Partner

Humble Bundle

IAC 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Intuit 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

KPMG 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

LifeLock 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Morgan Stanley 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Northwestern Mutual Clubs Program Partner

Pivotal Labs 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Pixar 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Riot Games Clubs Program Partner

Royal Bank of Canada 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Sephora 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Sequoia Capital

Sergey Brin Family Foundation

Software.org: The BSA Foundation 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

State Farm Clubs Program Partner 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Target Clubs Program Partner

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

The Broder Family Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation Clubs Program Partner

The Workday Foundation 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

TripAdvisor 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Twitter 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Vertical Knowledge Clubs Program Partner

Viacom International, Inc. 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

Walgreens Clubs Program Partner

Warner Bros. 2017 Summer Immersion Program Partner

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