'Girls Who Code' Founder Hopes To Reach Milestone

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 5:51 pm
By: News On 6

Technology has become one of the country's most important job creators, but so far many women have been left on the sidelines.

 A group called “Girls Who Code” is trying to change that. 

Reshma Saunaji started the group in 2012 to teach computer skills to young women.

"Women are now 60 percent of our labor force. We're over 40 percent of the bread winners. So if we're going into fields that are not high paying, where you can't make a decent wage, we're simply leaving our women behind," said Saunaji.

She hopes to have reached 40,000 girls by the end of the year.

There's a Girls Who Code group in Tulsa.

2/17/2016: Related Story: 'Girls Who Code' Class Teaches Girls Computer Programming, Self-Confidence

Click here for information on joining the group.