By 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor expects there will be 1.4 million computer-specialist job openings. But while women make up 57 percent of overall college graduates, they only account for 12 percent of computer science graduates today. So what are tech companies doing to get young women excited about coding? Bloomberg’s Emily Chang looks at how Twitter is teaming up with one non-profit, Girls Who Code, to train the next generation of female engineers.
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