Today I addressed more than 30 governors at the National Governor’s Association (@governors_nga) Annual Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. I told them that if we are serious about closing the gender gap in computer science education, our leaders need to keep an eye on gender.
Last year there were 500,000 computing jobs available, yet only 7000 female graduates with degrees in computer science. More states are expanding computer science education, but middle and high school girls still make up only about 1 in 5 spots in computer science classes. We can’t fix that problem until we start tracking and releasing gender data for computer science classes and supporting the growth of one of the largest untapped sources of coding talent in the country. At @girlswhocode, we're leading the movement to initiate girls into tech. Will our nation's leaders join us?
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