12 Days of Good- Day 4: DIY Girls
We continue yesterday's theme of projects that are making it possible for more women in computing. If you're curious as to why I started this series, you're more than welcome to take a gander. Now onto Day 4!
DIY Girls is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization. Their mission states: "DIY (“Do-It-Yourself”) Girls’ mission is to increase women and girls’ interest in technology, engineering and making through innovative educational experiences. DIY Girls develops and implements a range of educational programs and events designed to encourage exploration with technology, promote self-confidence and support aspiration to technical careers." That's a whole lot of good going on right there!
DIY Girls is tackling, head-on, the challenge of girls not getting enough exposure to tech, making & STEM. While I've personally never formally met their Founder, I have been at several events where I've seen her speaking with others. I'm super impressed with the project, initiative & vision. And that's not just due to me being blessed with having four sisters & several nieces- bridging this Digital Divide is necessary for all. Thanks to projects like these, I envision a future tech industry that's better for it.
DIY Girls organizes several events, workshops & meetups, via meetup.com, each year. So I encourage you to go check them out & engage with them. Who knows, you might like it so much that you might want to bring your daughter or niece to one of their workshops. Matter of fact, I'm betting on the fact that you'll be as impressed as I & will do just that!