|Est. Annual Test Score Gains 1995-2009|
|Girls Who Code Gala at NYSE|
This week, I attended the gala celebrating the first graduating class of Girls Who Code, held on the vaunted floor of the New York Stock Exchange. I also chatted with Reshma Saujani, the organization's founder, and Kristen Titus, its executive director. (Please forgive my cinematographic shortcomings.)
Separately I spent time with two of 20 girls who made it through the inaugural eight-week, 9-to-5 program held in August.
|On the floor (literally) of the NYSE|
"By 2018, there will be 1.4 million computer science-related job openings, yet U.S. universities are expected to produce enough computer science graduates to fill just 29% of these jobs. And while 57% of bachelor's degrees are obtained by women, less than 14% of computer science degrees are awarded to women."While we're talking about the gender disparity in technology, I'd be remiss not to mention Rachel Sklar's efforts to Change the Ratio of women in the field or the recent New York Tech Meetup "Women's Demo Night," co-sponsored by Change the Ratio.