How Girls Who Code Is Investing in the Women of Tomorrow
There’s no question that women are underrepresented in science and technology fields. According to the organization Girls Who Code, 74 percent of girls in middle school express interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), yet only .3 percent of high school girls choose STEM as a college major.
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to close the gender gap in computer science by providing coding opportunities for young girls. Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani is leading this charge by calling on industry leaders to help empower girls.
Saujani’s commitment to investing in the future of women is one reason why Northwestern Mutual honored her with the 2015 Forbes Impact Award in Leadership, which recognizes entrepreneurs for their vision and social impact. Hear more from Saujani in this video: