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.
We’re building the largest pipeline of female future engineers in the United States.
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.
But it’s not just about getting a job in tech. Computer science is a building block for design, music, mechanical engineering, public policy, and so many other fields.
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 alumni who have already declared their majors are choosing to major in CS, or related fields, at a rate 15 times the national average.