EY announces partnership with Girls Who Code


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EY and Girls Who Code partner to equip women with skills

EY and Girls Who Code partner to equip women with skills

EY has announced a strategic collaboration with Girls Who Code – a national non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, educate and prepare girls with computing skills for the 21st century – to help close the gender gap by bringing more women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers.

Girls Who Code’s seven-week Summer Immersion Program teaches thousands of young women – rising high school juniors and seniors – in 17 cities nationwide everything from mobile app development to robotics to web design. For its inaugural summer, EY will host a variety of workshops and presentations on data, web development, personal finance and machine learning. The firm will also organize a trip to Microsoft campus for demonstrations on mixed reality and a panel on diversity and inclusion and women in engineering.

The most sought-after skills in the US job market

“Computing skills are the most sought-after in the US job market, with demand continuing to grow, but last year only 26 percent of professional computing occupations were held by women,” said Amy Brachio, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP and the EY Global and Americas Advisory Risk Leader. “Collaborating with Girls Who Code is another stride in EY’s path to develop a gender equal world and advance women in the field of technology.”

The workshops will provide an immersive experience on the concepts currently shaping the technology industry and provide hands-on lessons in text-based coding, LED circuits and machine building.

Diversity of thought in computing and tech

As part of this year’s program, EY will welcome 20 students to workshops hosted at its wavespace™ center in Seattle. The firm’s wavespace is part of a global network of growth and innovation centers that help clients tap into creative thinking across EY disciplines, experience and industry sectors.

“Companies are at risk of falling behind the innovation curve if they are not bringing diversity of thought into the computing and tech space,” said Tim Tasker, Seattle Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP. “Backed by EY’s purpose to build a better working world, our initiative with Girls Who Code is an excellent investment in future leaders to equip them with the transformative skills of tomorrow.”

Join the talented women at EY 

EY women around the world are encouraged to explore careers in STEM subjects. Find out where your career could take you. Search and apply today. 

 

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