Our vision

Technology for All.

We aspire to see underrepresented groups in the technology workplace thrive and diversify the community with new perspectives, new processes, and new thinking that challenges the status-quo. We believe technology should be accessible to everyone and that aspiring students from every race and community can disrupt and change our world for the better. Join us in dissolving the misconception that the technology-sector is not for women and help us redefine what it means to be a computer scientist!

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OUR VISION Technology For All.

We aspire to see underrepresented groups in the technology workplace thrive and diversify the community with new perspectives, new processes, and new thinking that challenges the status-quo. We believe technology should be accessible to everyone and that aspiring students from every race and community can disrupt and change our world for the better. Join us in dissolving the misconception that the technology-sector is not for women and help us redefine what it means to be a computer scientist!

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JOIN US GCL Chapters Around US Opening

GirlsComputingLeague is beginning to carry out it's broad goal to influence a great number of students through our mission by opening upon regional chapters. Our goal is to united as many students as we can and educate many more in the power5 of technology. We'd love to have you be a part of our growth!

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OUR Mission

Girls Computing League Mission

EDUCATE. EMPOWER. INSPIRE. CHANGE.

These are the four pillars of GirlsComputingLeague. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2015 to provide an accessible and approachable emerging technology education to all students, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status. We hold hackathons, Artificial Intelligence Summits, industry-specific workshops, and coding clubs for students as young as elementary schoolers to college students.

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Upcoming Events & Activities

Our Reach

Together, We Make an Impact.

 After participating in our numerous programs, both students, teachers, industry experts, and families feel confident in their abilities and optimistic about the future of technology.   

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Building Passions

Of students would come back next year for the same GirlsComputingLeague-run event if given the chance.

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Confidence-Building

Of students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that “people like me can do well learning technology.”

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Neccessary Initiatives

Of students agreed that the AI summit was instrumental in their understanding of AI and Emerging Technology.

GCL Brought Us the Resources We Needed

“I wanted to again thank you for [Girl’s Computing League’s] donation to Crestwood Elementary School to support our efforts to increase our students’ experiences in coding and robotics.  We have ordered the robots and are going to start a before school club after winter break.  I will also be using the robots in my instruction at all grade levels.  The students are really excited and can’t wait to start programming.”

–Rebekkah Kline, Technology Coach, Crestwood Elementary

Talking to the next generation of AI technologists at the GCL AI Summit

It was exciting to get a chance to talk to the next generation of AI technologists at the Girls Computing League AI Summit. Having a serious discussion with these students about ethical AI and how to use AI for good was extremely rewarding.

–Dominic Delmolino, Accenture, Chief Technology Officer

From Budget Cuts to a Funded Computer Science Program

This year, cuts forced us to eliminate the science and computer classes, but thanks to this generous grant from [Girls Computing League], we will be able to continue inspiring students to explore hands-on science. The grant will allow us to create an after-school student robotics club. Through the use of Evo robots from Ozobot, Lego WeDo kits, and a huge catalog of activities, we will host students from various grade levels for engaging, after school robot builds. The activities incorporate iPads and coding, along with collaboration and problem-solving.

–Felicia Usher, Principal, Weyanoke Elementary School

From Zero to HTML in One Class

“Girls from Hopkins Apartments, Greenleaf Gardens, Lincoln Heights, Benning Terrace, Garfield Terrace, and Woodland Terrace, who are entering grades 6 to 10, spent two Saturdays building their web pages. They listened to a presentation by Kavya Kopparapu, who is a rising junior at Thomas Jefferson High School and AspireIT program leader. She prepared a webpage template for each girl to use. As the first day progressed, each girl had outfitted their pages with photos and a few lines of information, flipping back and forth easily from the HTML coding window to their web pages. By the second Saturday, the girls were asking how to change the colors of their text, add GIFs, and more.”

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Get Involved

Foster Young Minds With Us

We are always on the hunt new minds and hands to help Girls Computing League in its mission. If you have a vision for seeing a more diverse technical workplace, then we’d love to have you be a part of our team.

Volunteer

We are always in need of helping hands for supporting the operations of our organization and our student facing events and workshops.

If you are interested in actively helping us achieve our mission with your talents or company offerings, we’d love to chat!

Donate

We heavily rely on donations for people like you who want to change the climate of the technology industry. 

Every contribution helps us move closer to our goal of assisting young women reach their potential and realize their dreams.

Mentor

The girls we support need mentors to help them reach their full potential.

We are continually looking for experienced men and women who are challenging the status quo of the technology sector. If you want to help young students tap into their true potential, we need you on our team!

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News & Announcements

Get a glimpse of what the Girls Computing League is doing and how we are making an impact by reading through some of our most recent articles.

EXECUTIVE SUPPORTERS

Leaders Who Truly Lead

Brave Students who are venturing into computer science need mentors. GirlsComputingLeague is honored to have these leaders as sponsors to our program. Please give these women a shoutout for their contributions!

Dr. Maria Klawe

President of Harvey Mudd College

Dr. Finale Doshi-Velez

Harvard University

Teresa Carlson

Vice President of Amazon Web Services

Ria Galanos

Thomas Jefferson High School

Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Dr. Amarda Sheuh

George Mason University

Tanya La Force

Mission Focused Consulting

Meet Our Sponsors

Read about their legacies thus far in the technology sector.

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

Organizations Powering Future Generations

These elite organizations are believers in the mission of Girls Computing League.  We would not be where we are today and would not be able to continue helping educate the next generation of technologists without their immense support.  Our sincere thanks to our community of partners, supporters, advisors and sponsors.

About

GirlsComputingLeague a nonprofit who aims to empower underrepresented groups in the technology workplace by fostering the interests of young women in computer science, data science, and technology. We specialize in teaching computer science, data science and information technology concepts to students in Northern Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area.

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GirlsComputingLeague is indeed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 47-5186652). All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. We rely on corporate sponsors and individual donors to fund our programs and our team is entirely volunteer-based. You can see a full list of our Executive & Corporate Supporters on our Supporters page. Thank you for considering donating to GirlsComputingLeague. We truly appreciate your generosity!

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