MetLife supports Girls Who Code's Program that inspires, educates and equips young women with computing skills


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MetLife supports Girls Who Code program forging computing skills

MetLife is helping make the future of innovation look very bright - thanks to its support for participants of Girls Who Code's program

Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. They are leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century career opportunities. 

Giving girls exposure to the tech industry

MetLife is a sponsor of the Girls Who Code program that offers girls, half of whom are from historically underrepresented groups, over 300 hours of immersive computer science instruction.

During the 7-week Summer Immersion Program, students get to learn the fundamentals of computer science – from robotics to how to build a webpage – while gaining exposure to the tech industry and receiving mentorship from women working in technology. 

“We’re beyond thrilled to bring even more girls into this incredible sisterhood we’ve built,” said Dr. Tarika Barrett, Chief Operating Officer of Girls Who Code. “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.”

Find out about the positive impact of the program via this engaging video.

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