This summer, Pfizer welcomed back Girls Who Code to New York Headquarters. Over the course of seven weeks, the students explored various STEM topics including robotics, web apps, loops, variables, conditionals, and functions. Students also participated in workshops that were hosted by Pfizer’s business technology colleagues, where they learned about a variety of subjects, including how to use professional collaboration tools and how important it is for Pfizer to combat counterfeit drugs across the globe.
The program gives young girls an opportunity to grow their technical and interpersonal skills. The students build lifelong connections and friendships while fostering their interest in careers in technology.
Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization that holds courses all across the country. The organization cites that “…tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the bigger drop-off happens between the ages of 13 and 17. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing-related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%.” Girls Who Code is paving the way to reverse this trend with one single mission: to close the gender gap in technology.
Learn more about Girls Who Code here.