Our Mission

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does

What We Do

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

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%.

While girls’ participation in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17.

Our Programs


After school clubs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to explore coding in a fun & friendly environment


Summer Immersion

7-week summer programs for 10-11th grade girls to learn coding & get exposure to tech jobs

College Loops

A program to help our alumni succeed in college and build community with other women in tech on campus.


13 books for girls everywhere to learn to code and change the world

Women in Tech

Free lesson plans featuring diverse women in tech to give our girls role models they can look up to


Celebrating International Day of the Girl to elevate a growing movement of girls fighting for change


Girls Who Code has started our next chapter – debuting international programs in cities around the world

Our Impact

185,000 girls served to-date

Served Indirectly

500,000,000 girls served indirectly

Our Impact 2


of girls served come from historically underrepresented groups.




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.

Annual Reports