Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is a world where men are seen doing all the “techie stuff, programming and computer science.”
Now Google is trying to change the gender disparity in its own workforce, and in the pipeline of potential workers.
A new website features female role-model techies and simple, fun coding lessons aimed at girls, along with a directory of coding programs for girls. The search giant is also offering $50 million in grants and partnering with the nonprofit Girls Who Code.
(READ the AP story in the San Jose Mercury-News)