Code Like a Girl is a social enterprise providing girls and women with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter, and flourish, in the world of coding.
'Women in tech’ is no longer an unheard phrase like it was once upon a time, in fact, it may have even become a catch cry for the 21st century. And while we’ve seen statistics creeping up slowly (oh, so slowly), we have a long way to go before we reach our goal: equal representation of, engagement with, and respect for, women and girls across all areas of tech.
There are so many reasons why it’s vital and beneficial to have women in tech, from future proofing the workforce and tackling unemployment, to addressing sexism within the sector, to providing role models for girls and young women to look up to, to securing long-term profitability for businesses and organisations.
Arguably one of the most important reasons is that the systems we build both inform, and are informed by, our lives. We know that technology is a big part of building the world of the future. So, we ask: if that world is being built under the leadership of a single gender, or by one type of person - one perspective, one experience - what does that mean for the world being built? What is missing from that world and what are the consequences?
We don’t have all the answers, but we do know:
It’s not just about women in tech, it’s about women building tech.
We need diversity of experiences, perspectives and stories to build a world that is more empathetic, innovative and equal. As our lives become more and more technology-driven, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the technology being built serves each and every person. And the only way to guarantee our technology delivers, is to ensure we have diversity within the coders creating that technology.
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