Expanding Women in STEM by Investing in Girls Who Code
Season 3, Episode 4
Research shows that when it comes to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), women make up only 28% of the workforce and are significantly outnumbered by men in fields like computer science and engineering. This outcome underscores the fact that girls and women are often discouraged from pursuing studies in science and math, limiting their access and preparation to pursue these areas of interest.
In this episode, Dr. Tarika Barrett, Chief Executive Officer, Girls Who Code, and Denise Lintz, Vice President of Enterprise Portfolio Management and Technology Shared Services at USCellular discuss their commitment and ongoing efforts to close the gender gap in tech jobs by equipping girls with computing skills to take on future opportunities and careers in STEM.
All About Girls Who Code [10:52]
The Partnership Between Girls Who Code and USCellular [13:24]
Important Findings of STEM Survey [14:56]
Driving Real Change around Women in STEM [18:23]
The Power of Corporate Action [22:11]
Stories of Impact [26:00]
Avoiding Career Pitfalls [31:00]
Recommended Reads [34:06]