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Annual Letter from CEO Tarika Barret

Since our founding ten years ago

Girls Who Code has

been about more than

teaching girls to code

We’ve also grounded our work in knowing that the students who most need to pursue a career in STEM are often the ones most lacking in resources, community, and care.

And so, 2021 – yet another tumultuous year – allowed us to do what we do best, and set the tone for our next ten years. Understanding that half of our students come from historically underrepresented groups, we overhauled our programming to fit our new reality. We had to ask our students questions we never thought to ask. Questions about reliable wifi, access to laptops, and quiet places to work. The responses we received gave us new ways to support our community, and grow in the process.

We proved that times of great challenges often inspire great innovation.In 2022, there are 115,000 Girls Who Code alumni who are college-aged or post-college aged—over 3x the number of women graduating with CS and related degrees in the US. We remain on track to reach our north star goal to close the gender gap in new, entry-level tech jobs by 2030.

Our flagship summer program expanded dramatically serving 200% more students in more cities around the country compared to last year. Our Clubs program offered additional support for our Facilitator community, ensuring that they had the tools they needed to run their clubs virtually, or in-person. When we learned that almost half of our college seniors were still searching for jobs, we piloted new programs, like our Hiring Summit, and Work Prep, and ended up serving thousands of young women.

None of this would be possible without the students in the Girls Who Code community. They show up every single day, in spite of. In spite of the challenges of this current moment, in spite of the frustration of spending their third year of school in a pandemic, in spite of caregiving responsibilities and part-time jobs. They do so because they believe in the need to fight hard for their own future. I became CEO of Girls Who Code, amid a global crisis, because I know that it’s our responsibility and privilege to fight for them, too.

With Love,
Tarika Barret

Tarika Barret, CEO

By The Numbers

2030
Girls Who Code is on track to achieve gender parity in new, entry-level tech jobs by 2030.

Over Movement sparked

14 BILLION
online engagements.

500,000
girls, women and nonbinary students served to date.

Over
50%
Over 50% of girls served come from historically underrepresented groups in tech.

In 2022, there are
115,000
Girls Who Code alumni who are college-aged or post-college aged.

Girls Who Code alumni are earning computer science and related degrees at
7x
the national average.

Our Programmatic Work

Students Served
Since 2012

500,000
Students
2022 2012

Girls Who Code has served 500,000 girls to date. Our Clubs, Virtual Summer Immersion Program, and Code From Home activities are sparking an early interest in computer science, and our College Loops, Work Prep, and Hiring Summits are ensuring that our older students have access to opportunities that turn their interest into thriving careers in tech. By offering more virtual options, we’re prioritizing accessibility and flexibility, and are reaching more students than ever before.

Students Served
By Program

Our programs continue to grow and serve girls and non-binary students all along the pipeline.

  • Clubs

    470,000

    Students Served

  • Summer Programming

    18,500

    Students Served

  • College Aged Programming

    12,000

    Students Served

STUDENTS REACHED
BY PROGRAMS IN THE U.S.,
CANADA, INDIA, AND THE U.K.

TOTAL STUDENTS REACHED

College & Careers

In the face of a global pandemic that has put our students’ futures at risk, Girls Who Codeexpanded our work to serve our 115,000 college-aged alumni as they break into the workforce. With an eye to the many challenges facing historically underrepresented groups, we’re creating more opportunities for our students to continue through the pipeline into their careers, and are ensuring that top companies know that our diverse alumni are vital to the success of the tech industry. Our students are growing, and Girls Who Code is growing with them.

Hiring
Summit

We launched a virtual, flexible Hiring Summit designed to connect the Girls Who Code community with job opportunities in tech. We connected hiring managers to a diverse slate of candidates for internships and jobs. The event drew thousands of jobseekers, many of whom typically lack opportunities to directly meet with, and be considered by top companies.

Work
Prep

We piloted a two-week virtual work prep program that introduces college-aged students to career pathways in technology, connects them with potential mentors and sponsors in the industry, and develops their networking skills. More than half of the students served said the program inspired them to continue pursuing their technical degrees and go on to pursue a career in tech.

Virtual
Mentoring

We expanded our 6-month virtual mentorship program that connects college students with role models at top companies for monthly sessions to build community, and confidence, to persist in their studies and pursue careers in computer science. Virtual Mentoring served 300% more students in 2021 than in years past.

Our Alumni

Our inspiring alumni prove that, when you give girls access to computer science education, you open doors to an entire world of possibilities – from pursuing a computer science degree, to getting a job at Microsoft, and even participating in a hackathon. They’re finding passion and purpose through our programs, and are building confidence and community while they’re at it.

Our Culture
Change Work

At Girls Who Code, we’re not just closing the gender gap in tech, we’re also leading the charge to change a culture that has allowed these disparities to persist. Our campaigns and brand partnerships are inspiring a new generation to see themselves as leaders in the tech industry and as changemakers in their communities. Together, we’re securing a better future for young women and girls – a future where they are empowered to enter the tech workforce, and to thrive once they are there.

Marking a new chapter for
Girls Who Code, our founder
Reshma Saujani stepped down as CEO,
passing the baton to
Dr. Tarika Barrett.

As an educator and a lifelong advocate for the most marginalized, Tarika is a natural leader in our fight to make education accessible to all communities and tackle systemic barriers that are holding our students back.

Girls Who Code Partners
with Doja Cat

We partnered with international icon Doja Cat on “Doja Code” the world’s first codable music video, for the viral sensation song, “Woman”. The interactive video experience allows users to unlock hidden video content using basic coding languages, with no prior experience required. From changing nail designs, to controlling the sky, to manifesting Doja herself out of thin air, Doja Code shows young people just how creative and fun a career in computer science can be.

DOJACODE.COM

Inspiring Girls to
“Make That Change”

In honor of International Day Of The Girl, we launched “Make That Change”, a multimedia campaign with a bold new message for girls: when you learn to code, you can not only make the change you want to see in the world, but by choosing a career in tech, you can change your life too. The video featured a diverse group of tech role models – each one using their skills in technology to uplift their field, their community, and, just as importantly, themselves.

Marshall Plan
for Moms

Led by our founder, Reshma Saujani, Marshall Plan for Moms has grown into a national movement tackling the entrenched cultural and political forces that have led to a mass exodus of women from the workplace. Through research and thought leadership, marketing campaigns, coalition building and corporate advocacy, we are advocating for public and private sector policies that support women, including parental leave, affordable childcare, and pay equity.

MARSHALLPLANFORMOMS.COM

Spring
Forward

The Spring Forward digital fundraiser celebrated and honored our founder Reshma Saujani’s legacy and welcomed Tarika Barrett as our new CEO. We highlighted the breadth of our sisterhood, and connection to our growing community during a time when we needed connection the most. The digital celebration was hosted by our fierce board member Bozoma Saint John with special guest appearances by Secretary Hillary Clinton, John Legend, Sophia Bush and many more. Teen DJs Amira + Kayla, kept our spirits lifted all evening long.

Our Partners

$1M+

Bank of America

Raytheon Technologies

The U.S. Small Business

Administration

Xandr

$500K - $999K

Accenture

AT&T

Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Humble Bundle

Morgan Stanley

Olo for Good

Synchrony

$250K - $499K

Anonymous

Apple

Dapper Dinos

Dell Technologies

Entain

IBM

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Lyda Hill Philanthropies

Medtronic Foundation

Brian O’Kelley and Elizabeth Rovere

TransPerfect

U.S. Bank

Webflow

$150K - $249K

ADP

Akamai Technologies

BlackRock

Boston

Consulting Group

Citi Foundation

Dentsu International

General Dynamics Information Technology

George Lucas Family Foundation

HSBC Bank

Microsoft

Prudential Financial

Rockstar Games

S&P Global and the S&P Global Foundation

Stellantis

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

UScellular

$75K - $149K

Anonymous

Aptiv Foundation

Arconic Foundation

athenahealth

Autodesk

Bare Minerals

Blizzard Entertainment

C.H. Robinson

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Citizens

CNA Insurance

Credit Suisse Services (USA) LLC

Delta Air Lines

Duck Creek Technologies

Electronic Arts

Ernst & Young

Ford Innovation & Research Center

FOX

General Electric

Goldman Sachs

HARMAN International Industries, Inc.

IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments Company

Intuit

Johnson & Johnson

K1 Investment Management

KKR

KPMG LLP

Lyft

Match Group

MetLife and MetLife Foundation

Moody's Corporation

New York Life Insurance Company

Nike

P&G

Pfizer Inc.

Pinkerton Foundation

Quicksilver Fund

Riot Games

SAP

Semrush Inc.

Snap Inc.

Software.org: the BSA Foundation

State Farm(R)

Tango Card, Inc.

The Jean and Aaron Martin Charitable Fund

The JEM Project Foundation

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

The Walt Disney Company

Veeam Software

ViacomCBS

Walton Family Foundation

Wells Fargo

WW International, Inc.

Yum! Brands

Zotec Partners

Zynga

$25K - $74K

ACI Worldwide

Agent of the Gton

Almeida Family Gift Fund

American Express

American Girl

American Tower Foundation

Anonymous

Ansys

Archewell Foundation

Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.

Auth0

BAE Systems

Booz Allen Hamilton

BrainGu LLC

Bright Funds Foundation

Bryant Eisenbach

Capital One

Carol Donovan Juel

Cars.com

Chicago Trading Company

Confluent

CSG International

Facebook

Farmers Insurance®

Ford Fund

Google

Hopper-Dean Family Fund

Huawei Technologies USA Inc.

Inovalon, Inc.

James Marshall

Keysight Technologies

L'Oreal

Latch Systems, Inc.

LiveRamp

Lockheed Martin

McDonald's Corporation

McEvoy Spero Family Charitable Fund

Newmont

Northrop Grumman Foundation

O'Reilly Media Inc.

OneMain Financial

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Promilla Howell

Prove Identity, Inc.

Raymond James Financial

Realogy Holdings Corp.

Rocketgenius

Santa Swap

Shiba Girlfriend ($SHIBGF)

StepStone Group

Taboola

Tech DNA

The Burke Foundation

The Chris and Melody Malachowsky Family Foundation

The D.E. Shaw Group

The Lane Family Donor Advised Fund

TSM

Ubisoft

Valor Management

Victor Cruz Foundation

WeWork

Xilinx

Zappos.com

$10K - $24K

Aflac

AllianceBernstein (AB)

Allstate

Ally Financial

Anne Marie Phillips

Anonymous

Arcadia

Arcesium

Arrowstreet Capital, LP

Aryaka Networks, Inc.

Balazs Family Giving Fund

BeMyApp

Big Dumb Gaming LLC

Bloomberg L.P.

Tyler Hobbs

Bresky Foundation

Brides for a Cause

Campbell Soup Company

CDW

Cloudera, Inc.

Cloudinary

CrowdStrike Foundation

Datadog

DeepMind

Doist Inc.

DW Gore Family Foundation

E*TRADE Financial

F2 Strategy

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

McKay Unlimited

Garnet Hill

Geotab Inc.

Hillrom

Home Instead

iSpot

Jennifer Carolan

Jesse Rothstein

John F. Smeikel Foundation

Kirk Haley

Leonteq Securities AG

Leslie McFarland Foundation

Leyla Seka

Marianne Brown

Masco

Matchfire

MRI Software Foundation

Nadia Gill

Nadim Abdo

NAVIS

Netflix

Neuberger Berman

Norfolk Southern

Nuance Communications

Object Edge, Inc.

OnePlan

Owens Corning

Palo Alto Networks

PENNYMAC

Ping Identity Corp

Planview Inc.

Precisely

Progress Software

Protiviti

Qualcomm

Raft LLC

ResMed

Rosenbluth Family Charitable Foundation

Salesforce

SAP National Security Services

Schulte, Roth, & Zabel, LLP

Shein

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Snyk

Sony Corporation of America

SpotOn Transact, LLC

Stone Point Capital, LLC

The Fine and Greenwald Foundation, Inc.

The Gap, Inc.

The Jonathan Perlow Charitable Fund

The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine

The TJX Companies

Thomas Mortensen

Trent Elmore

Trevor McFedries

Trulioo

Varis

WarnerMedia

Waymo

Wellington Management

Whitt Family Foundation

Zimmer Biomet

Zscaler

$5K - $9K

Actian Corporation

Adeena Moylan

ALM Works Inc.

Amanda Proctor

Amazon Smile

American Family Insurance

Anda Abramovici

Anonymous

Anonymous Donor

Associated Students University of California

Association of Information Technology Professionals, Boston Chapter

Awesome Office

Bradley Stelzer

Calvin French-Owen

Casper Simon Family Charitable Fund

Charles and Angela Sunderland Fund

Charles Schwab

Chase and Jessica Lyall

CompTIA

Corey Hoffstein

Cosmic Cowgirls

Datonics

Dave Hendler

Dawn Demars

Derek Ehrman

Digital Prism Advisors

DoubleVerify

Endaoment

Eva Beylin

F5 Networks

Fidelity Charitable

First Tech Credit Union

Four Four Foundation

G2.com, Inc

Haute Rock Creative

Hearst

Herman Singh

IMF

IronArch Technology

Jack Morton

Jahnel Group Inc

Jennifer Mota

Jeremy Williams

John Erler

John Roberts

Kara Sprague

Konica Minolta

Kyongmee Kim

Linus Upson

Marissa Shorenstein

Marten Mickos

McElory Family

Mercedes Benz

Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC

MKP Capital Management, LLC

Monomi Park

Morgan Stanley GIFT Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ording

Nathaniel Roy

Navis LLC

Okta

Omnitracs

Oshkosh Corporation

Pentair

Raider.IO

Red Hat Software

Robert Andrews

RPGLogs, LLC

Rubenstein Giving Fund

Ryan McLelland

Salt Security Customers and Advisors

Schissel Family Charitable Fund

Shira Steinberg

Sophos Inc.

Stack Overflow

Stardog

Synopsys Software Integrity Group

TeamBuilding.com

Textron

The Annie and Ronald F Bennett Family Foundation

The Auslander Family Foundation

The Ben E. Factors Foundation

The Northridge Group

The Other Peoples Pixels Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation

The Swanberg Family Charitable Fund

The WICT Network

Tonal

Trend Micro Inc

Valmont Industries, Inc.

Verizon Foundation

Victor & Heather Fetter

Vincent Allard

Vital Images

Wayfair

Wendy Phillips

William McCall

Yardi Systems

Simply put, there aren’t enough women in technology, and specific to our industry, ad tech. Our ongoing support for Girls Who Code is an attempt to change that. We recognize that getting young women involved in tech at an early age is what’s needed to drive change, and Xandr is committed to this goal. Diversity of thought and leadership is needed more than ever, and we believe that investing in girls at an early age will not only make us a much better company, but also better positioned for the future.

Photo of Mike Welch

MIKE WELCH

EVP and GM of Xandr

Vision For 2022

Over the past ten years, since our founding,
Girls Who Code has proven that
girls and young women belong in tech, and,
when they are empowered to pursue
computer science, can
also be a vital force in transforming
our economy and society.

Thanks to our founder, Reshma Saujani’s leadership, we’ve been able to serve 500,000 students and 115,000 alumni throughout their education and into their careers. Looking ahead to our next ten years, we know that our work to close the gender gap in tech is hard, but is more important than ever. The tech industry’s outsized influence touches nearly every aspect of our lives, and a tech workforce that represents the diverse world we live in is key to ensuring it continues to serve all people.

I also know that we are ready to meet the challenge. We know that our mission requires diligence, since we need to reach girls and young women at every turning point in their educational journey and into their careers. But every single one of those turning points presents new opportunities.

We will continue to nurture our youngest students and, as our pipeline grows, ensure that our students don’t lose their hard-won momentum to thriving careers in tech. We will disrupt traditional ideas of who gets hired at top companies, and the qualities we value when looking for strong candidates. Qualities like bravery, grit, and strength – qualities that our students have in abundance.

2022 Financials

  • Assets 2021 2020
    Cash 9,234,000 8,995,000
    Receivable 10,144,000 10,046,000
    Investments 33,942 20,922,000
    Other assets 2,679,000 2,529,000
    Total Assets 55,999,000 42,492,000
    Liabilities 2021 2020
    Payables/Accrued Exp/Other 763,000 723,000
    Deferred Rent 493,000 410,000
    Total Liabilities 1,256,000 1,133,000
    Net Assets 2021 2020
    Total Net Assets 54,743,000 41,359,000
    Total Liabilities
    And Net Assets
    55,999,000 42,492,000
  • Revenue + Support 2021 2020
    Contributions 25,945,000 21,160,000
    PPP Loan Forgiveness 1,884,000 1,654,000
    Other Revenue 64,000 413,000
    Total Revenue 27,893,000 23,227,000
    Expenses 2021 2020
    Total Programs 10,471,000 9,890,000
    Management and general 10,471,000 9,890,000
    Fundraising 1,675,000 1,443,000
    Total Expenses 14,509,000 13,231,000
    Change in Net Assets 13,384,000 9,996,000
    Net Assets - Beginning of year 13,384,000 9,996,000
    Net Assets - End of year 54,743,000 41,359,000

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Mailing Address

Girls Who Code | 1250 Broadway | Floor 17 New York, NY, 10001