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Fostering Equity in Tech with Girls Who Code

  • August 15, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Computer science skills are some of the most sought-after and highest-paying in the US job market, with demand growing 3X the national average. In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, only 24% of computer scientists are women. Attrition for CS interest in girls is heightened between the ages of 13 and 17.


This is where Girls Who Code steps in: We are on track to close the gender gap in technology by 2030. We have reached over 500 million people, served over 500,000 girls through our programming, and 50% of our participants are from historically underrepresented groups. 


During our upcoming Webinar, we will provide an overview of Girls Who Code’s educational philosophy and impact, discuss equity-focused practices when developing coding programs, and introduce our free Clubs Program. We’ll engage participants in a deep dive into the Clubs experience with Girls Who Code. We’ll discuss the ways that we can directly support Clubs in supporting their networks and engaging with students at all levels of coding. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to further incorporate our curriculum into their communities. 


Time permitting, we will also provide an introduction to the use of our platform, HQ, and offer tips to help participants recruit and engage students to start their own Girls Who Code Clubs. Finally, we will walk through our Clubs application process.


We look forward to providing attendees the tools they need to help students in their communities learn to code and change the world!


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For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access.  

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  


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Phone: (631) 675-1570
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