Code Like a Girl’s mission is to provide girls and women with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter, and flourish, in the world of coding. We believe 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.meet the gang
A backend developer by trade, Ally has always loved working in tech. Despite her love for the field, she often experienced first hand the isolation and barriers associated with being a woman in a male-dominated industry.
Founded in 2015, Code Like A Girl began as a way for Ally to meet other women who code. Having moved to Australia from Scotland, Ally wanted to form strong connections and female friendships so she decided to host her own event – one specifically for women in tech. This one event would turn into many and become the humble beginnings of Code Like A Girl.
In 2016, Vanessa Doake joined the Code Like A Girl team as our Co-Founder and COO. While not having worked previously in tech, gender equality and the protection of human rights was always a common thread throughout Vanessa’s career. With Vanessa at the forefront of operations, the Code Like A Girl team is built on respect, empathy, trust and creativity.
Both Vanessa and Ally believe that no one should miss out on education for any reason – whether socioeconomic or other, which is why Code Like A Girl focuses on making tech accessible, inclusive, open and, most importantly, fun.
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