In the short-term you can:
In the long-term you can find:
Lincoln Prep student Mame Dia discovered the power of computing through her high school robotics team:
Ruby Rios turned her interest in coding into a passion for encouraging more girls to get involved in STEM. Here she shares her story for an INK 30 Under 30 Award in 2017:
Erin Smith dipped into tech by building a simple Android app as a preteen. But after she began brainstorming some real-world solutions to help patients with Parkinson’s Disease, she knew she needed even more computing power:
This video, a collaborative project of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation, features the powerful stories of Latinas from diverse backgrounds and environments who share a passion for technology and its power to change the world.
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Research by the National Center for Women & Information Technology shows that having positive female role models is a primary motivator for girls exploring careers in the field. If you are a woman working in computer science or related fields, consider sharing your experiences with a local student.
Kansas City has multiple avenues for introducing girls to tech. Options include:
If you’re a woman working in computer science/technology, you have a unique opportunity to share your experiences with girls in Kansas City.
Here are a few opportunities to explore:
Girls in Tech KC is a local movement to encourage girls to explore the power of computer science in three ways:
Women remain under-represented in all STEM fields, but especially so in computing occupations, where women represent only 26 percent of professional positions even though they hold 57 percent of professional occupations overall.
Recognizing the climbing demand for a talented and diverse tech workforce in Kansas City, #GirlsinTechKC kicked off in late 2015 with sponsorships from the Skillbuilders Fund, Women’s Foundation and Cerner, plus a support from a host of in-kind partners.
The work continues with KC STEM Alliance partners opening their workplaces for middle school girls each December for an Hour of Code experience.