From coding to engineering, women are increasing in number of computer scientists, but the numbers aren’t growing rapidly enough. Without more CS women to look up to, younger girls can’t envision themselves in these positions. But opportunities for connection and education are increasing! More female involvement is needed because these are the jobs that are among the highest paying and influentially transforming on our world today and in the future. Code on, ladies.

 

WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN TECH, BY THE NUMBERS

“HP and IBM actually had reasonable gender diversity, and IBM had its first female VP back in 1943. But fast forward to 2014 and just 31 percent of Facebook’s employees are women. Same at Apple.”

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Girls in STEM | What opportunities are there for women in computer science?

“…what opportunities are out there for women? Betsy Kling was recently joined by this week’s STEMbassador, Dr. Jodi Tims, chair of the Computer Science department at Baldwin Wallace University, for some answers.”

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Tech Barbie’s Backstory: How she went from “math is hard” to robotics engineer

“Learning to code can be an exciting journey, but having to overcome stereotypes along the way makes it a more difficult one. Girls deal with this all the time, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Barbie has had the exact same problem. In 1992, Barbie told the world that she wasn’t good at math, and maybe this is part of the reason it took almost two more decades for her to get her first job in the tech industry.”

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GOOGLE INVESTING $2.1M INTO KW PROGRAMS SUPPORTING WOMEN IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, CODING FOR YOUTH

The new 3,932 square foot Google Waterloo Community Space will offer local nonprofits and organizations working in STEM education and diversity free access to host programming and events. The tech giant is also making its own investments supporting existing programs

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Most influential women in UK tech: The 2018 longlist

“When Computer Weekly asks the technology sector to nominate women for its annual list of the most influential women in UK tech, the list of nominees grows longer every year.”

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US tests strategies to interest girls in computer science

“You don’t see the same gender disparity in other in other sciences as you do in computer science,” says Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that runs after-school clubs across the US for girls up to 12th grade (age 18). “There’s much more gender parity in biology or [maths] than in computer science.””

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Girls Who Code

“At Girls Who Code, we believe the gender gap in technology is an issue we must all come together to solve. With your support, we will continue to build a future where our next generation of girls and boys will prosper through creativity, through bravery, and through teamwork.”

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Kode With Klossy

“KODE WITH KLOSSY empowers girls to learn to code and become leaders in tech. Started in 2014 when founder Karlie Kloss began her own adventure in learning to code, Kode With Klossy hosts girls’ coding summer camps, awards career scholarships to young women developers and helps create a national community changing the role of girls and women in tech.”

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Women in Technology International (WITI)

“WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association, the world’s leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities..”

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Harvard Wics

“We believe every woman should have equal opportunity and encouragement to pursue computer science. We seek to empower women to consider careers in technology by providing education, mentorship, and role models for students at Harvard and in the greater Boston community. We strive to promote awareness of gender issues and to construct an environment for discussion and reform across universities and industries. We hope to create opportunities for individuals of all genders and interests to support these goals.”

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