As 2021 Women’s History Month comes to an end, we want to conclude with stories of three young women and their journeys through computer science courses, internships, competitions, and more!

CSforALL ‘s Next Women in Tech, 2021

Maggie Amador

Student at St. Mary’s University of Texas


CSforALL’s Member, Code/Art, highlights, an only for girls, CodeYourself Competition that allows young girls around the nation to change people’s perception of what a coder looks like by “coding yourself”.

CodeArt Awards Sisters

Women today earn only 18% of computer science (CS) bachelor’s degrees in the United States, down from 37% in 1984. This is even more striking knowing that, during that same period of time, the percentage of female undergraduates in this country rose from 53% to 57% and demand for computer science skills continued to outpace supply.

So why the big drop in women earning CS degrees while the overall number…


CSforALL member, The Girls’ Place Chicago, explains how our approach and view on young girls as innovators should not just be the future but today.

Photo Credit: The Girls’ Place Chicago

Recently, I took my nine and ten-year-old nieces to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, where science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematical equations come alive through the interactive exhibits. From pushing a touch screen display to see how tornado’s form, and watching one develop right before your eyes, to learning the biology of embryo growth by viewing the development of baby chicks, from egg incubation to, in real time, watching baby chicks hatch…


CSforALL’s member Vidcode celebrates this year’s Women’s History Month by interviewing three women in their organization and the work they do around gender equity in the tech industry!

Vidcode’s Coding Program Highlighting Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month celebrates women everywhere: the countless women that have pushed against expectations, spoken up against injustice, and been the agents of change in our world, to the unsung heroes that have continued to lift up other women in their day-to-day lives.

We can’t cheer on the progress we’ve made in gender equality without simultaneously realizing how far we still need to go. The tech industry, for example, is still an…


The 10 Ecosystems meeting in Richmond, VA, 2019

Overview

With funding from Schmidt Futures, CSforALL launched EcoSystemforCS (E4CS) in Fall 2019. A mix of rural and urban communities across the South, East, Midwest, Southwest, and Pacfic Northwest United States, and at different stages in their development became the E4CS Cohort. Maintaining this community with intent was the basis for learning and networking with each other, and other experts. The overwhelming sentiment from all was the invaluable opportunity for new partnerships, hearing from ecosystems faced with similar challenges, learning from experts, and the space to focus on developing a strategic plan together.

“Every time we were together, it was such…


Moving between Black History month and Women’s History month, and embracing the complex intersections between them has given one educator moments to reflect on how identity can be a vehicle that drives and liberates us.

Photo Credit: @Stephen Kibunja/School of Intercultural Computing

It’s bewildering how identity can be empowering and disempowering, personal and impersonal at the same time. If I (Ariam Mogos) were to use myself as an example, my identities of Black, woman and first generation have all been an immense source of both pride and pain. These identities have kept harmful dominant narratives intact that have shaped my life experiences, and in turn they’ve been…


This year at CSforALL, we’re excited to celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing 31 young women in the #tech community that represents, advocates, and highlights that women in the tech sector is a must to move forward. Keep checking back daily….

A look at the next women in tech…

31 Days of the Next Women in Tech

1. Ama Koranteng, Ph. D Student, Johns Hopkins University


As we close Black History Month, we look back at all the Black/African-American women and men that we highlighted for their work to change the computer science industry, and acknowledge Black History Month is more than a month. #BlackHistoryAlways

CS Leaders Highlighted for 2021 Black History Month

We recognize that our effort of highlighting Black/African-American women and men in the tech industry, specifically in CS, is truly endless. Additionally, we acknowledge that Black History Month is so much more than a month. As the year progresses, our efforts will continue with uplifting and highlighting Black/African-American women and men that are changing the computer science industry.

Watch our recent…


For this year’s #BlackHistoryMonth, CSforALL’s Member, All Star Code, highlights two young men of color and their pathway to a successful career in technology.

Gary Coltrane (right) presenting DayStrive with Executive Director Danny Rojas and fellow Scholar De Andre King at All Star Code’s 2019 Summer Benefit

All Star Code is building one of the largest pipeline of Black & Brown talent for the innovation economy. We are pleased to introduce you to two of our incredible Scholars who embody the power of the pipeline. Gary and Djassi were high school students in New York City when they joined All Star Code in 2014. …


During #BlackHistoryMonth, CSforALL highlights member CodeCrew and their Executive Director’s, Meka Egwuekwe, work to nurture and build tech thinkers and doers that look like all of us.

Students at a CodeCrew Program

I (Meka Egwuekwe) attended Morehouse College, an Historically Black College in Atlanta, where the great educator Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays was president. Dr. Mays had a saying that “He who is behind in the race of life must run twice as fast as the man in front.” Black and historically underrepresented Americans have very strong headwinds ahead of us in areas like tech, the largest segment of our economy. Many of us believe…

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