When Reshma Saujani was running for Congress in 2012, she noticed something. The schools along her campaign route had computer science classrooms, but they lacked one thing: girls.
This observation would lead to her founding Girls Who Code, an organization teaching computer skills to high school girls. These skills include robotics, web design and programming — supplemented by projects and trips to major companies.
And the organization has made an impact, too. In 2014, 95% of the 3,000 students who had completed a Girls Who Code program graduated to major in computer science at a university.Girls Who Code is sponsored by major influential tech companies like Google, Microsoft and AT&T.