Girls programming the future
GIRLS PROGRAMMING THE FUTURE
The new generations of young women can reach that “glass ceiling” more quickly and reach the gender equality objective at work. According to the World Economic Forum, at the current rate, it will take over 100 years.
The objective of the Coding Girls Programme-Project is to accelerate the achievement of equal opportunities in the scientific and technological fields by acting on a range of fronts:
- Fighting prejudice and stereotypes
- Peer training
- Positive models
- Transformative educational experiences
- Coding in Schools
- Educational relay amongst cities
- Theme-based hackathons
- Local events
The Life Education Model aligns education and training to 21st century challenges.
- Computational thinking
- Team-building activities
- Animation techniques
- Train the trainers
- Peer to peer
- Team building
- Learning by doing
- American Super coaches
- Phyrtual Innovation Gym Coach
AN ALL-FEMALE ALLIANCE BETWEEN ITALY AND THE UNITED STATES
In 2014, as part of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council and the EU Code Week, the Fondazione Mondo Digitale and the United States Embassy in Italy, in collaboration with the American Girls Who Code Association, launched the first edition of CodingGirls Rome-USA, which included eight days of events entirely dedicated to young women fro primary to second-degree secondary school. The initiative was supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, Roma Capitale, the Department of Computer Science at Sapienza University and Microsoft. The project has expanded over the various editions, becoming a year-ling programme and giving rise to an association.
Coding Girls involved 10.000 young women in 14 cities
- Reggio Calabria
12 months of projects with
- 2 super coaches + 150 coaches (seniors, tutor, facilitators)
- Train-the-trainer programme
- Educational tour in schools with 14 hackathons
- 13 universities
- 2 American Corners
The American Embassy in Italy and Microsoft are our historical partners. Starting from school year 2019-20, Turin organised three-year edition of the programme in collaboration with the Compagnia di San Paolo, involving 600 young women.
In September 2017, the Coding Girls Association was founded by 15 women and 3 men. Today, there are 25 Coding Girls Crews, workgroups of young women who organise local meetings on coding and STEAM subjects for their peers and local areas.