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.
Girls Who Code aims to provide computer science education and exposure to 1 million young women by 2020.
Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer scienceeducation, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship and exposure led by the industry’s top female engineers and entrepreneurs. Girls Who Code launched in 2012 with one program in New York City, and in just one year expanded its Summer Immersion Program to 8 programs in 5 cities nationwide.
Building on this success, in 2014 the organization launched over 160 Girls Who Code Clubs in schools, libraries, and community-based organizations across the country, and expanded its Summer Immersion Program to 19 programs in 5 cities nationwide.