Ask an Activist: Why do we need More Women and Girls in Technology Fields, and how can we Inspire Girls to Pursue Tech Opportunities?
“I think that girls are change-makers. They will heal us; they will save us. They will be our future leaders. And technology is changing everything about the way that we live and work and we're leaving our girls behind.
We need to make sure that girls are learning how to code so they have access to future jobs. And, we need to give them the power of code, so they can create things and solve big problems like climate change or poverty.
But when you look at most computer science classrooms today, they're still 80 per cent boys and 20 per cent girls. We're not doing enough to pull our girls in. One of the things we've done at Girls Who Code is to introduce women in technology spotlights, to tell girls about Ada Lovelace and Katherine Johnson and other incredible women, including women of colour, that are in technology. We want girls to say: ‘you know what, I can do that too’.
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