Only 18% of all U.S. computer science graduates are women. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs available, and women are projected to hold 3% of those jobs.
Help Change These Stats
Ohio State Lima has formed a Girls Who Code Club on our campus for area junior high and high school students.
What Are Clubs?
FREE – After school computer science classes that meet during the academic year.
WHO – Open to girls in grades 6-12
WHERE – Ohio State Lima campus
WHEN – Meetings are held once per week for 10 weeks during the fall - September 30 through December 2 from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
What Do Clubs Teach?
Project-based computer science – Students learn core concepts through projects based on their interests, such as music, art or games.
Why Does Girls Who Code Matter?
- Tech jobs are among the highest-paying and fastest growing in the country, yet girls are left behind.
- While girls’ interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop-off happens between the ages of 13-17.
- The gender gap in computing has actually been getting worse since the 1980s. In 1984, 37% of all computer science graduates were women. Today, that number is just 18%.
Girls Who Code Works!
Founded with one single mission: to close the gender gap in technology.
- 10,000 Girls Who Code alumnae, the largest network of female computer scientists.
- 65% of Clubs participants say they are considering a major or minor in Computer Science because of Girls Who Code.
- 57 top companies have pledged to hire Girls Who Code alumnae.
Will It Be You?
To register your child for the 2019 after school club, complete the registration forms and submit to Rachel Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The club is open to the first twenty students who register.
Are you interested in learning more or do you have students who may excel with this program? We want to hear from you.
Contact: Rachel Richardson, Ohio State Lima career development manager 567-242-7333 | email@example.com.