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Monday, August 10, 2015

Women and Technology

Supporting ProjectCSGIRLS and the Next Generation of Women in Tech

Nicki Dlugash | June 29, 2015

When I joined Mapbox over a year and a half ago, our thirty-odd person team included just two other women (making us about 9% female). Now our rapidly-growing team is over 30% female, thanks to the continued efforts of every single team member in finding exceptional people across diverse communities. However, the widening gender gap in tech is a major obstacle to maintaining a diversity of perspectives within the industry.

ProjectCSGirls, a national youth-driven 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that works to close the tech gender gab through running a national computer science competition.

<more at; related links: (Arjuna’s CTSO Joins The ProjectCSGirls National Gala Event. June 13, 2015) and (ProjectCSGIRLS. National Nonprofit Dedicated to Closing the Tech Gender Gap by Running a National Computer Science Competition for Middle School Girls and Workshops Around the Country. [About: ProjectCSGIRLS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed to cultivate a love for technology and computer science in girls and encourage them to pursue their interests and careers in these fields. We believe that nurturing an interest in science, math, and technology during the critical middle school period will help them to better see themselves as the future leaders of tomorrow. We aim to do this through a unique idea - the nation's largest computer science competition for middle school girls. ProjectCSGIRLS is run by high school and college students from around the country who are incredibly passionate about computer science and technology. Simply put, we are here to drive change.]>

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