We have a need for innovation to close the K-12 gender gap in tech. In 1995, women made up almost 40 percent of the computing workforce. But today, women make up less than 25 percent of the industry. And that’s a problem because tech jobs are among the highest-paying and fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. economy. To close the gender gap in tech we have to commit to innovation, and we have to do it as early as K-12 because our research shows the way we’re approaching CS education now isn't working. We have to think outside the box. At Girls Who Code, we’re committed to innovation - with mentoring, Women in Tech lesson plans, legislative campaigns, and more. As a result of our work, we've reached 185,000 girls.This session will highlight all that work and more.
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