Why It’s Important to Get Young Girls Involved in STEM (Science, Tech, Education & Math)

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Researchers suggest that by 2020, there are expected to be one million more computing jobs than students in the U.S. which could lead to an untapped market of $500 billion.

There is a staggering deficit of women, less than 25%, in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. While male students are three times more likely to be interested in pursuing a STEM career than women according to STEM connect report.

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Goodgirls Write Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math – STEM, offer interactive programs are uniquely designed to provide young girls with the skills they need to learn solid computer science skills including programming, web development, cyber-security and 3D modeling.

What parents have to say about the benefits of the non-profit:

 “Goodgirls Write Code has been an incredible experience for our nine year old! Writing code is not something my husband or I can teach our daughters, so to have found an organization that can has been wonderful.”

“It is without a doubt an exceptional and enriching program. I hope this program continues to grow in our community and our nation so that more of our girls can embrace this wonderful path and be the next wave of leaders in the world of STEM.”

Goodgirls Write Code been honored with the prestigious 2016 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

The non-profit will be added to the GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide — an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this, and Goodgirls Write Code’s involvement in #GivingTuesday near the holidays.

Watch Cyber Security Expert and Advocate for Goodgirls Write Code, Keren Elazari, talk about Goodgirls Write Code and the book she co-authored: Women in Tech, as well as why it’s important to get young girls involved in computer science:

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