Why can t girls code?
If this all sounds entirely ludicrous, it s supposed to.
We wanted to try something different and use humor and satire to question the stereotypes that tell our girls that coding is not for them, said Reshma Saujani, the organization s founder and CEO, in a statement.
Our hope is these videos will spark a much-needed conversation about the messages we send our young women and what we can do to create a more inclusive, well-rounded image of a programmer.
New results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress show that eighth-grade girls in the U.S. are actually outperforming boys in technology and engineering literacy.
Margot Richaud, a Girls Who Code alumna, said that sexist attitudes have a profound effect on young women who want to pursue STEM careers.