We all use computers, but the professional field around them remains dominated by males. In fact, fewer than one percent of high school girls have expressed interest in learning computer science, despite the potential high salaries and good job opportunities available. So today Google is attempting to solve this problem by launching Made with Code, an initiative to help inspire girls to get into programming.
Made with Code will include a commitment of $50 million in support of organizations looking to bring more women into the field of computer science and engineering, like collaborations with the Girl Scouts of the USA to encourage introducing girls to tech at a young age.
Made with Code
With the help of Chelsea Clinton, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, National Center for Women & Information Technology, SevenTeen, TechCrunch and more, the Made with Code project is one of the largest efforts ever launched to try addressing the fundamental issue of the lack of women in engineering.
Google said about the effort:
We started Made with Code because even though technology runs more and more of our lives, women aren’t represented in the companies, labs, research, creative arts, design, organizations, and boardrooms that make technology happen… As parents, teachers, organizations, and companies we’re making it our mission to creatively engage girls with code.
Learn more about the Made with Code project here.