Code Like a Girl!

Lauren Hobson, President & CMO

Lauren Hobson, President & CMO

B.S. Tech Comm/Computer Science, EMU 1992

“I’ve been coding like a girl since 1993.  Coding is creative, powerful, and exciting, and I learn new things all the time.”

Leanne Kodsmann, Production Manager

Leanne Kodsmann, Production Manager

B.S. Political Science, MSU 2007

“I grew up coding like a girl, and now I’m in charge of Production at Five Sparrows.  I definitely code like a girl.”

By the Numbers…

In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), but just 0.4% of high school girls chose computer science as their college major.  Here are some other eye-opening stats:

  • Computer Science Degrees Awarded to Women 12%
  • Women Working in Tech Jobs Today 25%
  • Graduates Qualified for Tech Jobs 29%

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Code Like a Girl

Code Like a Girl

Engineers help people.  They solve problems, invent new things for society, and help improve our lives. Working with technology requires collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, which are skills that apply to both boys AND girls.

So girls – don’t be turned off by “geeky” subjects like math & science because they may involve boring textbooks, awkward robots, or flying rockets.  Go engineer something amazing – and do it like a girl!

Want more information? Google’s Made With Code initiative is a great place to start!

Also, check out Girls Who Code’s CEO, Reshma Saujani, and watch the video of her interview on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”.

Computer Science For All

On January 30, 2016, President Obama announced  a new initiative called CS for All (CS stands for Computer Science), designed to provide every student “hands-on Computer Science and math classes to make them job-ready on day one.”  Visit the CS for All page or watch the video.