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UN Women Strengthens Partnership With HP to Expand Digital Learning Opportunities for Women and Girls

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NEW YORK CITY – September 24, 2019 - /3BL Media/ – On September 23, 2019, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and HP Vice President and Managing Director for Africa Elisabeth Moreno signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in five priority countries: Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco.

Turning ‘Girls Who Code’ Into Women Who Work at Viacom

Viacom’s multi-year tech internship program helps young women launch careers.
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By Stuart Winchester

Lauren Clark and Emily Lo have a lot in common. Both entered Viacom’s Girls Who Code summer immersion program in 2015, its inaugural year. Both just wrapped up their third year of the company’s long-term internship program. And both major in computer science-related fields at upstate New York colleges.

And in multiple years of college-level technology instruction at two separate institutions, each has had exactly one female professor.

Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani to Keynote Comerica Bank Houston and DFW Women’s Business Symposiums

Sponsorship proceeds will benefit Houston-based The Rose and Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support in Dallas
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DALLAS, September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium returns to Houston and Dallas this fall, featuring Girls Who Code founder and CEO and international best-selling author Reshma Saujani as the keynote speaker.  The Houston event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 from 10:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston.  In Dallas, women business owners, executives and professional from across North Texas will gather to “Learn, Connect and Grow” from 10:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Westin Galleria.

Moody's Partners with Girls Who Code to Close the Gender Gap in Tech

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Through its Summer Immersion Program, 40 students spent 7 weeks in our NYC & SF offices learning the fundamentals of CS & gaining exposure to the tech industry. 

Read more: Girls Who Code Flagship Summer Immersion Program Kicks Off for Seventh Year

Meet the Reinventor: Mara Lecocq, helping girls crack the Secret Code

Through personalized books, this creative director is rewriting the narrative and inspiring girls of all backgrounds to see themselves as the heroes of their own tech adventures.
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Creative director Mara Lecocq knows what it’s like to excel in a traditionally male-dominated profession. She’s spearheaded digital campaigns for Nike, Starbucks, Verizon and other Fortune 500 companies, making a name for herself in an industry where, according to AdWeek, only 11 percent of creative directors are female.

Education for High School Students

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“We’ve seen firsthand how mentoring helps young people access higher education and reach their potential in college and beyond.” Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr. President & CEO, Moody’s Corporation

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“We’ve seen firsthand how mentoring helps young people access higher education and reach their potential in college and beyond.” Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr. President & CEO, Moody’s Corporation

With Girls Who Code, Viacom Develops a Pipeline of Future Tech Leaders

What’s it’s like to be one of the 20 women chosen for the four-year internship program.
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In the summer of 2016, Sabrina Bergsten was a recent high school graduate preparing for her freshman year at Marist College. Rather than hang out at the beach, Bergsten spent her weekdays trekking in and out of Times Square for a highly selective tech internship at Viacom’s headquarters.

Unlocking the Passion and Potential of the World’s Youth

Dell works with nonprofits worldwide to give underserved youth better access to technology, creating a culture of inclusion and lifelong interest in STEM learning.
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Technology is transforming every industry, from agriculture to automotive, fashion to finance. The future belongs to those who can use technology to solve problems and drive human progress. That’s why Dell views access to technology not as a luxury but as a necessity.

A Deeper Look at CECP's Investing in Society: People

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Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

How Do We Make STEM Education More Equitable?

Learnings from CECP's Accelerate Community: Systemic Investments in Equity, Talent, and Tech
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The challenge of diversifying the tech workforce is confronting companies across sectors as more jobs are requiring computational thinking and digital fluency. Simultaneously, the demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and companies are challenged with ensuring that the talent pipeline reflects those dynamic shifts. Developing a robust and diverse technical workforce in the United States is becoming a national priority as a result of the emerging technologies and their impact on industries.

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