F5 Networks supports the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program and helps young women discover tech skills


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F5 Networks inspires young women through Girls Who Code

F5 Networks inspires young women through Girls Who Code

F5 Networks plays an important part in hosting the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program and has shared photos of F5 participants to mark the success of the exciting initiative.

Girls Who Code, a nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, has Summer Immersion Programs in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, Delaware, Houston, Los Angeles, Massachusetts, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Northwest Arkansas, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

F5 Networks is one of the important organizations sponsoring the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program participants. Girls Who Code programs have reached 185,000 girls to date. The initiative is also actively expanding internationally, with free after school clubs available in the U.S, Canada and the UK. 

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F5 helps girls develop coding and leadership skills through Girls Who Code

Dr. Tarika Barrett, Chief Operating Officer of Girls Who Code, says: “Year after year, girls leave our programs with the coding and leadership skills they need to enter and thrive in the technology workforce. And of course, none of this would be possible without the incredible support of our corporate and foundation partners.”

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program offers girls 300+ hours of immersive computer science instruction. Throughout the course of the 7-week Summer Immersion Program, students learn the fundamentals of computer science – from robotics to how to build a webpage – while gaining exposure to the tech industry and mentorship from women working in technology. 

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Ensuring girls from underrepresented groups embrace coding opportunities

Half of girls served by Girls Who Code are from historically underrepresented groups (HUGs). Girls Who Code currently has nearly 30,000 College-Aged Alumni (CAA). CAA of Girls Who Code programs are majoring in computer science and related fields at 15 times the national average. Black and Latina CAA are majoring in computer science and related fields at 16 times the national average.

F5, a key sponsor of Girls Who Code, was recently joined by Girls Who Code CEO and founder Reshma Saujani and heard about her book 'Brave, Not Perfect' that inspires women to be brave in everything they do.

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