GIRLS WHO CODE: Leathwaite becomes a founding International Community Partner

Leathwaite joins forces with Girls Who Code to help them drive their international expansion into the UK.

Girls Who Code is a non-profit organisation dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. This organisation provides free coding programming courses in the UK.

Since 2012, Girls Who Code has reached more than 185,000 girls across the United States. Their programs aim to empower girls with the confidence, support, network and technical skills they need to change the world.

The results are striking: Girls Who Code’s college-aged alumni are majoring in computer science at a rate of 15 times the US national average.

Reshma Saujani, an American lawyer and politician, is the inspiration behind Girls Who Code, and was the first Indian-American woman (and the first South Asian American woman) to ever run for Congress.

Reshma has a clear goal in mind that drives her on a daily. She wants to see one million women working in computer science.

Here is an inspirational video that Reshma recorded at TED:

Amy Mitchell is leading the relationship on behalf of Leathwaite. Sitting within Leathwaite’s CIO Practice, they specialise in appointing heads of technology, spanning AI/machine learning, blockchain, cloud, data, engineering, information security and procurement, with a focus on diversity.

“We’ve worked with Girls Who Code in the US since 2017 and when they shared their plans for international expansion into the UK, Canada and India, we couldn’t wait to get involved. Globally, Leathwaite already supports several communities, educational and diversity initiatives, and we are truly excited to be partnering with Girls Who Code.”

Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE after-school programs that get girls ages 11-18 excited about computer science. In Clubs, girls engage in fun and engaging online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities. They learn about inspiring role models in tech, and work together to design solutions to real-world problems facing their communities. Anyone can run the club, regardless of the experience with computer science.

For more information, please click here to view the Girls Who Code website.