Good Read | Reshma Saujani On Getting Girls to Code and Why It's Good For Business
The idea for Girls Who Code came about when I was running for office in 2010 in New York City. I've always been a policy junky, but when you're actually on the campaign trail you get to see issues in a much more immediate way. I was visiting schools and talking to teachers and parents across the district and I saw that our kids weren't learning computer science, and that the gender and socioeconomic divide in tech access was just enormous. With 1.4 million jobs in the computing fields by 2020, I knew we had to do something to close that gap.