Public Policy
We have to change policy to change the face of tech

Girls Who Code has worked with legislators to close the gender gap in tech in K-12 classrooms. Our Policy Agenda outlines four recommendations designed to increase girls participation in computer science.

  • Track and Report Data on Computer Science Participation

  • Expand Computer Science Courses to all Middle Schools

  • Increase Exposure To Women And Other Underrepresented Minorities In Tech

  • Fund Gender Inclusion Training Within Professional Development

We Have Worked with Legislators Across the Country

Girls Who Code has worked with state policymakers on legislative solutions to close the gender gap in K-12 computer science classrooms. We worked with state governments to pass legislation in Kentucky, Indiana, Washington State, and Colorado; as well as policy changes in Florida and Utah.

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Our 2019 Advocacy Report

“The data shows that existing policies to bring more girls into computer science aren’t just missing the mark, they may actually be doing more harm than good.” - Dr. Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code

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