Outreach efforts to encourage girls to pursue technology

10/16/2012 | USA Today

Students at a Seattle middle school recently received some special guests when several female engineers spent time at the school teaching girls about writing computer code. "If you look at the media, and who we worship in this tech space, it's Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg," said Ruthe Farmer, director of Strategic Initiatives for The National Center for Women & IT, based in Boulder, Colo. "We want girls to see women, to see a possible glimpse of their future," Farmer added.

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