Coding Girls is back, more opportunities for girls in the Stem sectors

The goal is to bring female students closer to science subjects, it is one of the sectors where the gender gap is strongest

A few months after the Women 20 Summit (W20) – the G20 forum dealing with the challenges of women’s empowerment – the eighth edition of Coding Girls, the project to accelerate the achievement of equal opportunities in the scientific and technological sector, starts starting with young women. On November 18, 2021 at 11.30 am the presentation of the 8th edition is scheduled – with an event in person and online – in Rome, at the Centro Studi Americani, in via Michelangelo Caetani 32. “At the Women 20 Summit in Rome, Ursula von der Leyen stressed the importance of guaranteeing women equal access to the labor market and in Italy women have paid the highest price of the pandemic, for lost jobs and for the time invested in care work “say the promoters of Coding Girls.

Coding Girls is aimed above all at female students to bring them closer to science subjects, one of the sectors in which the gender gap is strongest, but it also involves boys to fight stereotypes and clichés that prevent girls from showing their worth in studies, work and social life. Today to support Coding Girls- (and some specific variations of the project – is a great alliance, led by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale, which involves schools, families, but also companies, universities and public and private organizations.

The national program, supported by the US Diplomatic Mission in Italy in collaboration with Microsoft, has been enriched with new partners who have ‘adopted’ schools, territories and entire educating communities: the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation in Turin and the Netherlands Embassy in Naples. With Eni, the Coding Girls also become experts in energy transition thanks to the Code & Frame for Self Empowerment (Co.Me.SE) initiative. And the alliance is destined to grow more and more, to respond to the challenges launched by the W20 starting from the new generations.