How Girls Who Code Is Bridging The Gender Gap In Computer Science And Tech (Video)
Coding: It's a language few of us are fluent in but all of us interact with daily.
Enter Girls Who Code, a company determined to change this… starting with the ladies!
Girls Who Code teaches girls the fundamental skills to code and encourages its students to take on the tech industry. It creates a community of women coders and tech professionals who inspire and mentor young girls as they choose their career paths.
The tech industry has historically been male-dominated. Girls Who Code's mission is to change that.
In most fields, women have made strides -- just not in the field of tech. In 1984, 37 percent of computer science grads were women. Today, that number has shrunk to 14 percent.
Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani says,
I really believe this is the most important domestic issue of our country's time. I think the fact that we don't have women innovating and creating the next Facebook is a problem.
There's no reason young women shouldn't be founding the next great startups of the future; they just need the right education. Girls Who Code wants to provide computer science education and exposure to 1 million young women by 2020. That, and world domination, of course.
So what's the saying? Girls rule? Just ask Girls Who Code. It has some input on that.
This is the second episode of the new series "Disruptive,” which highlights disruptive innovators sponsored by Strayer Education.