Women often lack the confidence needed to take a new role if they do not meet all of the qualifications. It is time to take action, and give women the knowledge and problem-solving ability to feel confident in taking on new positions in technology. Our future applications depend on diverse thoughts and ideas. We must not hoard technical knowledge, but rather, teach our successors.
In this talk, I will share my learnings from a program that I have started at Target Corporation in order to attract high school girls to STEM through teaching them how to code. This program is a framework that can be applied to any organization for individuals of any age, race, gender, or background.