Pride In STEM ️‍
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by Girls Who Code
3w ago
Happy Pride Month! At Girls Who Code we want to uplift LGBTQ+ voices and stories this month (and every month tbh!) That’s why we want to hold a space to shine a light on marginalized voices in tech. Join us as we team up with Out In Tech for our #PrideInSTEM panel…live on our IG! Now, let’s meet our panelists: Markemia Peterson (she/her), is an Enterprise Technical Specialist Consultant at Microsoft. This Tallahassee, Florida native holds a marketing degree from the University of Florida. With nearly 5 years in pre-sales technology, she specializes in strategic planning and demonstratin ..read more
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Black Joy, Black Businesses, and Black Stories in Tech
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by Girls Who Code
1M ago
Happy Juneteenth! Today marks the oldest national celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States. Whether you’re honoring Black history, celebrating Black culture, or supporting Black-owned businesses, we hope you use this time to learn and uplift the Black community. We’re so inspired by leaders in tech who are using STEM to do just that and more. Check out these incredible Black women in tech: Mandy Bowman created the Black Wall Street App, an app that connects users with Black-owned businesses using AI and geolocation technology. Her app has helped circulate over $10 mil ..read more
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Pride: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Voices in Tech ️‍
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by Girls Who Code
1M ago
Happy Pride Month! At Girls Who Code, we want to celebrate our LGBTQ+ staff, students, and community members, not just in June, but every single day. Join us as we shine a light on amazing queer women and nonbinary leaders who are changing the face of tech. Here are a few trailblazers you need to know about! Arlan Hamilton is the first Black, queer woman to create her own venture capital firm, which she built while she was experiencing housing insecurity.. In 2015, She launched Backstage Capital which invests in high-potential founders who are women, people of color, and members of the ..read more
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Tech…but make it fashion
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by Girls Who Code
1M ago
Technology, but make it fashion. These women in STEM are combining their love of tech with their passion for fashion (and we’re SO here for it.) Here are a few fashionistas you should know: Asia Hall is the founder of Neon Cowboys, a fashion-meets-tech company that creates neon-lit hats and accessories. Her hats have been worn by celebrities like Kacey Musgraves and Winnie Harlow. This TikTok-famous engineer doesn’t follow trends; she invents them. Louise Katzovitz’s inventions include a self-lacing corset and 3D-printed breastplates. Did you know you can use AI to get a fresh pa ..read more
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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: These Three Women are Changing the Face of Tech
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by Girls Who Code
2M ago
AAPI Heritage Month is in full swing! This month, and every month tbh, Girls Who Code is celebrating the history, culture, and heritage of diverse voices in tech. Let’s shine a light on the incredible Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders who are making waves in STEM. Here are just a few you should know! Tech founder Grace Choi had a passion for both makeup and beauty. This inspired her to invent the world’s first 3D makeup printer. Grace created Mink Beauty, a makeup printer that can turn any image into a wearable shade of cosmetics. She’s also the technologist behind some of our ..read more
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“#GirlMath:” Five Women In Math You Need to Know
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by Girls Who Code
2M ago
Now THIS really is #GirlMath. ? We’re still not over yesterday, which was World Math Day! Women are incredibly underrepresented in mathematics, and it’s time that these mathematicians finally get their flowers. According to our calculations, women in STEM are breaking barriers. Here are a few you should know. Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson, two New Orleans high school students, are said to have proven Pythagoras’ Theorem without circular logic — a mathematical discovery that has not been proven by mathematicians for 2,000 years. https://medium.com/media/321ae59058009f5c2644680f3 ..read more
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These Five AAPI Women are Making Waves in STEM
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by Girls Who Code
2M ago
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! ? All month long, Girls Who Code is celebrating the history and culture of incredible AAPI leaders who are making waves in STEM. Here are just a few you should know. Angelina Tsuboi was raised by a single mother from Japan who struggled to learn English. At age 16, this inspired her to create Lilac, an app that helps users find resources such as childcare or housing and connect with translators to facilitate outreach to those resources Tsuboi is also a pilot, and she built an app to get more women and people of color into fl ..read more
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Introducing Our Alumni Adivsory Council
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by Girls Who Code
2M ago
Happy #AlumniApril! These Girls Who Code Alumni are totally vision board #goals. Meet a few inspiring members of our Alumni Advisory Council: Morgan Young is an undergraduate senior studying Computer Science & Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has had five internships at Disney. She is also a social media influencer, garnering over 50K amount of followers on LinkedIn. Morgan creates and shares content about college, early careers, and Gen Zs in the workforce on her LinkedIn and through her newsletter. In her free time ..read more
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#AlumniApril: Meet Our Alumni Advisory Council Members
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by Girls Who Code
2M ago
Happy #AlumniApril! The sky’s the limit for our Girls Who Code students and community. That’s why all month long we want to celebrate you — our incredible alumni and community. Check out what our Alumni Advisory Council members are up to: Nia Asemota is an Afro-Latina engineer, artist, and fashion model from New York who has interned and worked at organizations like NASA and Spotify. She founded ArtxNia LLC, a venture dedicated to empowering young girls in STEM through diverse educational resources like coloring books, stickers, and puzzles. Nia published her debut coloring book, “Black ..read more
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From Fear to Fulfillment: Celebrating Three Years as CEO of Girls Who Code
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by Girls Who Code
2M ago
As I reflect on my three-year anniversary as the CEO of Girls Who Code, I’m filled with a profound sense of gratitude and inspiration. It feels like just yesterday when Reshma Saujani entrusted me with this role, amidst the challenges of a global pandemic that shook the very foundations of our tech and education landscape. Yet, here we are, three years later, stronger and more resilient than ever. One of the most remarkable aspects of my journey has been witnessing the unwavering bravery of our community. This past week, I met up with our Alumni Advisory Council, and I’m incredibly inspi ..read more
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