Transcript for How to get your girls involved in coding
We'll talk about this groundbreaking program, girls who code. It's helping bridge the gender gap, empowering them by teaching them about technology. Mara schiavocampo checked in on one of them. I want to be a computer programmer. I want to be able to help meme. I want to make a change in my local community using technology. Reporter: These students aren't your typical computer programmers. This could be it. Reporter: This coding class is for girls only. It's one of 80 emerging camps across the country run by the organization girls who code. This morning, they're busy programming robots to perform choreographed dances to hit songs. ??? Red wine ??? it's all the brainchild of this woman. I would go into robotics classes and see like hundreds of boys clamoring to be the next Steve jobs or Mark Zuckerberg and I was like, where are the girls? Reporter: In 2015 women held 57% of all professional occupations yet they held only 25% of all computing occupations and the numbers are even lower when considering women of color, Latinas and black women hold only 1% and 3%. So saujani wrote "Girls who code" specifically geared to young girls. Is it that the interest isn't there or don't see the opportunity. I think girls are interested. We do a poor job of showing girls the connection between technology and making a difference. Were you interested in technology before this? No, not really. Why are you here. My friend did it and it was the best experience she had and I wanted to do it as well. Now seeing so many different girls with the same interests as me it's really amazing. ??? You're going to hear me roar ??? Girls who code, they embody like bravery and respect so I feel like "Roar" really symbolizes that aspect of girls who code which we were really attracted to. Walking out not only knowing how to code but being fierce and confident and brave. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Mara schiavocampo, ABC news, New York. Great program right there. We were talking about it. My elder daughter starts coding in ninth grade. Incredible. I love it. It is good stuff.
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