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GIRLS WHO CODE

GIRLS WHO CODE
CROWDRISE : Aug 14, 2012
Tax ID: 30-0728021
BASED: New York, NY, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: GirlsWhoCode.com

GENDER PARITY IN TECH

Founded in 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in computer science by educating, inspiring and equipping high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering.

 

VISION: Girls Who Code’s vision is to reach gender parity in computing fields. We believe this is paramount to ensure the economic prosperity of women, families, and communities across the globe, and to equip citizens with the 21st century tools for innovation and social change. We believe that more girls exposed to computer science at a young age will lead to more women working in the technology and engineering fields.

 

PATH TO SUCCESS: The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. To reach gender parity by 2020, women must fill half of these positions, or 700,000 computing jobs. Anecdotal data tells us that an average of 30% of those students with exposure to computer science will continue in the field. This means that 4.6M adolescent girls will require some form of exposure to computer science education to realize gender parity in 2020. Girls Who Code has set out to reach 25% of those young women needed to realize gender parity.

Tax ID: 30-0728021 • GirlsWhoCode.com

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Amount Raised:

$21

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

Amount Raised:

$410