Our new “Breaking the Code” program has been recognized by the White House!
We were invited to attend today’s White House summit on President Obama’s new “Computer Science for All” initiative. This summit brings together educators and advocacy-based organizations to celebrate progress in expanding computer science education offerings.
Today’s summit will broadcast live today from 1pm-3pm at... Read more »
Over the next few days, we'll be sharing the inspiring words of our 2015 Women of Distinction Breakfast honorees.
First up is Dimple Belani, from Queens Troop 4418, who was named our 2015-2016 Future Women of Distinction.
For her Gold Award project, Dimple interviewed professional women and produced these interviews as a television program in the interest of inspiring girls and young women to... Read more »
Dear Girl Scouts:
Today, March 8, 2015, is International Women's Day, a day that girls and Girl Scouts are celebrating around the world. I challenge you to mark the occasion by pledging to celebrate and promote girls and women every day.
Why is this so important?
Despite the advances women have made here and abroad -- in 1960, women made $0.60 cents for every dollar earned by... Read more »
To read this story on DNAinfo.com, click HERE.
GIRL SCOUTS LEARN VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING TO TACKLE MALE-DOMINATED FIELD
By Katie Honan
CORONA — A group of girls has spent the last weekhuddled around their laptops, designing people and structures for their own virtual 3D world.
But they're not just playing video games — they're getting a glimpse at future careers in a... Read more »
From LIC/Astoria Journal, November 5, 2013. By Andrew Pavia.
The Girl Scouts have teamed up with the new Hunters Point Community Middle School in Long Island City to bring resources to underprivileged youth.
Students will take part in the expansion of the Girl Scouts’ Career Exploration Program (CEP), a three-year, in-school program that aims to broaden the scope of... Read more »
Dear Girl Scout Family,
There is increased national attention being paid to the low engagement rates of girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Conversations revolve around the fact that girls often show interest in STEM early on but are not encouraged to pursue this interest (and in some cases, are actively discouraged). This is... Read more »
Yesterday, another article appeared on the gender gap. It raised more questions and more speculation about the number of women in the workforce - and why there are not more. The Times writes:
"...women’s chances of making it to the top are also stuck. Only 17 percent of directors and 14 percent of C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies are women. All but 20 or so of their chief executives are men. At the other end of the spectrum of opportunity, 16.3 percent of women are officially poor, according to census figures, compared to 13.6 percent of men.
These dynamics are... Read more »