A Boost to Female-Powered Technology

Girls Who Code cultivates female techies

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Get the facts:
1. Only 3.6% of Fortune 500 companies are helmed by women.
2. Women are the fastest growing demographic on the web, and are responsible for the creation of 66% of the content produced on social media.
Aiming to improve the boost the numbers and influence of female techies, Girls Who Code was founded with a mission to close the gender gap in the technology sector. The organization provides young adults with education alongside mentorship by top-tier female engineers and executives in technology. Girls Who Code are especially interested in those who naturally have less access to technological knowledge.
Founded by Reshma Saujani, the organization has masterminded a new education model, complete with all elements of practical technological tools, including web design, mobile app development and robotics. The organization is responsible for something of a brainy summer camp in New York: an intensive program over the summer geared for participants aged 13-17. [Source: Girls Who Code]

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