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Case Study

Code Like a Girl

Code Like A Girl is an Australian social enterprise organising providing girls with the tools, knowledge, and support to enter and flourish in the world of coding by delivering tech-focussed events held across Australia. The team run a junior school holiday code camp for girls aged 8-15, as well as workshops for adults who have an interest in coding.  Most recently they launched an internship program and also run a job-sharing service to connect their community of female coders with jobs and employers that are committed to equality in their workplace.  Code Like A Girl focuses on making tech accessible, inclusive, open and, fun.

Co-founders Ally Watson and Vanessa Doake had experienced first-hand the “isolation associated with being a female developer and decided to host a meetup to bring female coders together to learn, encourage each other and celebrate their achievements”, and are passionate about social justice and “empowering girls and women to be whatever they want and achieve more than what our society tells us we can.” More than 100 people RSVP’d to their first event in 2015.

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