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Higher Tech Minded Ladies

The Need

Fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women. (Girls Who Code).

Our State, Tennessee, is ranked 49th out of 50 in Women’s empowerment.

Girls ages 6-12 show a 66% interest level in computer science, while only 32% show an interest between the ages of 13-17 (Girls Who Code)

In 1995, 37% of workers in the computer science industry were women, today it is only 24%. If nothing is done, that number will continue to drop.

 

The Solution

Higher Tech Minded Ladies are building beyond the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering. Mathematics industries. Our unique, 10-week computer coding and robotics program is designed to spark the interest of young girls in the STEM field and empower them to strive for success, regardless of past stereotypes.

Sparked interest of girls in grades 6-12 in the computer science industry by developing a two semester curriculum that included coding and robotics, and graphic and web design.

Girls learned the essentials of the computing industry. Including how to code in the Swift and Python languages.

Commenced process of expanding HTML to new locations in our local community and beyond to scale the brand.

Began creating a standardized curriculum for other aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with varying levels of difficulty.

Held tech-centered events to open a new world of opportunity to girls.

Hosted field trips to places such as the NASA Space and Rocket Center.

 

The Outcomes

17 Lives Directly Impacted (number of girls in our course)

75 Lives Indirectly Impacted

494 Reach

807 Hours Invested