The Problem

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.

Graph showing the percentage of girls interested in or enrolled in computing programs drops from 66% to 4% between the age of 6 and attending college.

The gender gap in computing has actually

been getting worse since the 1980s.

In 1984 37% of all computer science graduates were women.

Pie graph showing that in 1984, 37% of computer science graduates were women.
Pie graph showing currently 18% of computer science graduates are women.

Now that
number is just

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs.
Women are on track to fill just 3%.

Our Mission

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

Photo of Reshma Saujani
What started as an experiment has grown into a national movement

Girls Who Code has gone from 20 girls in New York to 40,000 girls in 50 states. That’s the same number of girls who graduate each year with a degree in computer science. That’s progress! I’m proud to say we’re not just aiming to close the gender gap in tech — we’re actually doing it.

When girls learn to code, they become change agents in their communities. Whether it’s a game to illustrate the experience of an undocumented immigrant or a website to provide free college prep, our girls create technology that makes the world a better place. Like us, you believed in girls’ unlimited potential. Thanks to your support and contributions, together we’ve inspired thousands of girls to see a future in tech.


What We’re Doing

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

Graph showing program growth as of December 2015, with over 8,000 girls participating

Outcomes & Impact

10,000+ GWC ALUMNI
Graph showing the number of alumnae from Girls Who Code Programs: Middle School - 2980, High School - 6627, College - 412

Girls Who Code alumni are majoring in computer science at
top universities across the U.S.


of Clubs participants say they are considering a major or minor in Computer Science because of Girls Who Code


of Summer Immersion Program participants said that because of the Summer Immersion Program, they now want to major in, or are interested in computer science.

Alumni Stories


top companies have pledged
to hire Girls Who Code alumni.
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Our Partners

Annual Reports