Black girls take on tech's diversity woes
- Contessa Gayles for CNN Money June 12th, 2014
- Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/10/technology/innovation/black-girls-code-hackathon/
This past weekend, Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit that teaches coding to girls from underserved communities, hosted its first ever hackathon.
"One of the biggest obstacles to black girls getting into tech is lack of exposure," said biotechnologist and engineer Kimberly Bryant, who founded Black Girls CODE in 2011. "We don't see many role models for our girls to emulate. We see mostly white males at the top of the STEM fields." Read more.