Today alone there are… 500,000 open computing jobs in the U.S. 100K average salary, 91% located outside of Silicon Valley and 67% in non-tech fields.
Not everyone is included in this opportunity… Only 23% tech employees are women (compared to 37% in 1995), only 19% students who receive a degree in computing are women and only 2% are women of color.
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. The organization works toward closing the gender employment difference in technology, and to change the image of what a programmer looks like. They host a seven-week Summer Immersion Program, a two-week specialized Campus Program, after school Clubs, and a New York Times best-selling Penguin 13-book series.
GWC MISSION AND VISION
Girls Who Code works to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Our vision is to reach gender parity in computing and technology sectors.
WHO WE SERVE
- Are underrepresented in computer science and technology fields in terms of race, creed or background
- Have little to no access or exposure to computer science education in school
- Are Free and Reduced Lunch eligible
- Identify as female regardless of gender assignment at birth or legal recognition.
GWC @ your library
Girls Who Code, a club at VPL for girls going into 3rd to 5th grades, will meet virtually the fourth Thursday of the month at 3:30pm. Mark and Lelia Conlon will be our club facilitators. This is a new club and all interested girls in this age group are encouraged to join us.
If you are interested, please reach out to Cricket Pylman at 970-479-2179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.