Code First: Girls was recently featured in the Observer in "Six ideas to get more women into tech". Here is a snippet from the article:
"Addressing the imbalance in tech entrepreneurship is also about getting women to think bigger, says Alice Bentinck, co-founder of Entrepreneur First, an organisation that helps graduates build startups through a year-long programme. "I hate saying this because it's such a cliche, but the typical application from women [in the first year they ran the scheme] was around either cooking startups or craft startups, whereas the guys were applying with these ambitious ideas that were going to change the world." She now runs Code First, a nine-week summer programme to teach women leaving university how to code.To get more women on board, her colleagues had to "do a much bigger conversion effort" than when recruiting men – explaining why working in a startup is such a fantastic thing to do and why coding is such an essential ingredient in that career path, she says."
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