“[My Sprinternship] will get me one step closer to the goal of being that person someone else can look up to. I will be the representation I did not have.”
By 2028, it’s estimated that the United States will only be producing 19% of the graduates necessary to meet the nation’s tech workforce needs. [Source]
This is a national problem.
While it’s essential to encourage girls’ interest in computer science and tech during their K-12 years, the data shows that it’s not enough.
We need to enable and empower women in tech, especially Black, Latina, and Indigenous women, trans, and non-binary people, through their college years.
Today, 57% of all bachelor’s degrees are awarded to women. Yet only 1.4% of these women are studying computer science and related disciplines [source].
No matter if you’re a student, employer, or faculty member, it’s time to make a move.