We live in a world where technology and digitalization are more important than ever. Every business, no matter its area of work, is present online. That resulted in more people aspiring to become programmers each day. However, there is still a gender stereotype against girls who aim to be programmers.
For that reason, a non-profit organization called Girls Who Code whose purpose is to help young and aspiring girls with a passion for engineering to become programmers. Recently, Logitech announced that it has teamed up with the organization to change the image of what a programmer looks like.
Supporting future female programmers
Next year, Logitech will work with the non-profit organization to enable a wide range of educational opportunities for the girls. The company will sponsor a Girls Who Code Immersion Program, provide internship opportunities, and host virtual meetings and events for the students. Also, they announced it will donate an amount from its global sales from every Master Series product sold to Girls Who Code.
Delphine Donne-Crock, general manager of creativity and productivity at Logitech, expressed the company’s commitment to building a community of female creators and is glad to team up with Girls Who Code for that purpose. She also shared that Logitech’s Master Series of products will be available to all girls.
When women succeed, the world succeeds. As strong advocates for closing the #gendergap in #tech, we’re teaming up with @GirlsWhoCode to help young women discover a passion for #engineering and creativity using our Master Series products. https://t.co/zVRzP8dSgJ pic.twitter.com/iB9zYxW1jM
— Logitech (@Logitech) December 16, 2020
According to Donne-Crock, the Master Series of products is a collection of advanced tools such as products and software, created to help all programmers and engineers. She explained that we use technology in our lives now more than ever before, and that’s why Logitech prioritizes contributing to the development and success of the future female programmers in Girls Who Code.
Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, also expressed her gratitude for the partnership. She explained that their work wouldn’t be possible without the support of partners like Logitech. Moreover, she added that the organization is looking forward to work with the tech giant to bring more young women into the technology world.
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Photo credits: The images are taken by Logitech and have been provided for press usage.