United Technologies Partnering with “Girls Who Code” For Worldwide STEM Effort
Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries.
United Technologies is attempting to do its part to close the gender gap by partnering with “Girls Who Code” to expand the organization’s mission and programs across not only the United States but the world. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that reaches out to young girls through free after-school coding clubs that teach girls as young as 3rd-grade coding skills, confidence, comradery, and leadership.
“By partnering with Girls Who Code, United Technologies is committing its financial resources and employees’ skills to proven programs that will help address the gender gap that persists across engineering and technology,” said United Technologies SVP and Chief Communications Officer Kelli Parsons. “Our goal is to help young women believe in the boundless career opportunities ahead of them.”
With only one in five bachelor’s degrees in computer science being awarded to women, Girls Who Code reaches out to those girls interested in STEM (science technology engineering mathematics) about careers in the field in hopes to improve that statistic.