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April 13, 2015 AT 7:00 am

Girls who code 2014 in review #WomenInSTEM

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Girls who code 2014 in review

2014 was a year of explosive growth at Girls Who Code. Today, we are proud to say we’re not just aiming to close the gender gap in technology — we’re actually doing it.

Thanks to the support of our partners, the dedication of our teachers, staff, and volunteers, and most importantly, the passion of the girls we serve, we have become the leading organization in the country providing computer science education to young women and producing female technologists.

We’ve grown a lot, and we’ve also learned a lot. By expanding our Girls Who Code Clubs program to reach more than 2,000 girls in 24 states across the country, we learned that it’s possible — and essential — to deliver high quality computer science education at scale. Through our Summer Immersion Program, we found that when you challenge a girl to build a functional product in less than 2 weeks, she just might build a mobile game that combats sexism and breaks down gender stereotypes. We have discovered that Fortune 500 companies from every sector of the economy — from entertainment to real estate to ad tech — can work together to solve a problem that affects us all.

We learned that we have to keep growing. We are reminded every day that creating gender parity in technology is critical to the future of innovation. Your support in 2014 brought us one giant step closer, and it is my pledge that we will not stop here.

Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

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