Girls In Tech And Black Girls Code Partner To Highlight Disparity of Girls In Technology

LAS VEGAS - Oct. 15, 2013 - PRLog -- Las Vegas, Nevada (October 14, 2013)- In 2010 only 15% of Computer Science undergrads were female. Women make up 46% of the workforce and 50% of college students yet they make up only 35% of startup business owners. By 2018 there will be nearly 1.4 million computing job openings  but with current graduation rates only 29% could be filled by U.S computing graduates.

Girls In Tech and Black Girls Code aim to change this by bringing awareness to these disparities with a screening of the documentary She++ and a panel discussion by prominent Las Vegas business women.

The event, which aims to bring awareness to these disparities, will be held at Learning Village located at 727 Freemont St in Las Vegas, NV on Wednesday October 16th at 6pm .

"There are not enough women, especially women of color, in tech fields like computer science and those of us in the field are working to change that" said Christina Aldan a web designer and one of the organizers of the event who herself holds a degree in Computer Science. "There are talented women and girls across the Las Vegas valley and we want to create opportunities for them through tech."

"Black Girls Code" is a national organization whose mission is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities and builders of their futures through exposure to computer science.

Created in February 2007, "Girls In Tech" is a global organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and provides a place for women to cultivate around their careers and business concepts involving technology and entrepreneurship.

Founded in January 2012, "She++" is a conference on women in technology started at Stanford University which has become a community that inspires women to empower computer science.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to screen the documentary "She++" and hear compelling stats on the number of women in tech and engage in dialogue around the lack of women in computer science with local women entrepreneurs.

To learn more about the efforts to expose more women and girls to tech fields please visit

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