General Motors’ long-term success relies on talented teams solving global sustainability challenges and reimagining personal mobility. That’s why the company is passionate about inspiring the next generation of professionals to pursue STEM careers. They can help transform an industry.
Here’s how we’re building the talent pipeline, introducing students to STEM skills early and often.
DETROIT, January 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The gender gap in technology and engineering is getting worse despite the increased demand for STEM-related jobs. GM and the national nonprofit Girls Who Code (GWC) today announced a partnership to inspire and empower thousands of U.S. middle and high school girls to become future leaders in these fields.
I thought of myself as a tech-savvy millennial… and then I spent the day with Girls Who Code at Fullscreen Media. Sitting in the audience as teenage girls presented business recommendations about social sharing and streaming video, I realized that there has never been a more exciting time to be at the intersection of tech and media, and that I have a lot of catching up to do!
The Walt Disney Company announced today the start of its inaugural Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, a seven-week coding program on the Disney campus for high school girls that will introduce them to computer science curriculum.
In partnership with Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization that aims to inspire, educate and equip young women for futures in the computing related fields, The Walt Disney Company welcomes 20 rising high school juniors and senior girls who will participate in the computer science immersion program.
While many of us look to summer as a time to take a break and slow down, young women across the country are doing just the opposite. Over 1,500 girls across the country will spend their summer challenging their minds and gearing up for jobs of the future with Girls Who Code, a national non-profit that seeks to inspire, educate and equip girls with technical skills for the 21st century.
At just 9 years old, Justina Nixon-Saintil emigrated with her family from the island country of Dominica to the South Bronx. The youngest of five children, she and her siblings were frequent witnesses to rampant crime.
The only bright spot, Nixon-Saintil said, was the educational opportunities provided at the Catholic school in Harlem, where her mother was a teacher.
Can we teach girls to use technology for social good? In a coding camp for 6th-8th grade Girl Scouts in North Texas, we did just that.
Just a few days ago, the AT&T Women of Technology (AWT), teaming up with a local non-profit called Bold Idea, put on a three-day event to introduce girls to coding in HTML and CSS, as well as explore career possibilities in STEM. The event helped them think about how technology can solve real-world problems while helping others.