Here are stories of how Exadel has been working with two groups to promote tech diversity:
- Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code
Exadel is proud to support Girls Who Code, a non-profit dedicated to reaching gender parity in computing fields. They are pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with mentorship and exposure. The program is led by the industry’s top female engineers and entrepreneurs.
Girl Who Code, like Exadel, believes that STEM equality is “paramount to ensure the economic prosperity of women, families, and communities across the globe, and to equip citizens with the 21st century tools for innovation and social change.”
Earlier this year, Exadel hosted two sessions of instruction, where the girls worked on web applications and mobile development. We plan to sponsor more sessions throughout the year.
Appery, a subsidiary of Exadel, is also passionate about supporting women in STEM. They’ve collaborated with BlackGirlsCode, a program working to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color to become innovators in STEM fields.
The girls, ranging in ages 7–17, participate in hack-a-thons, where they use the Appery.io platform to build their apps. Their applications have ranged from blogs and games to apps that track academic progress and fight abuse. One team built an app that shows the prices and availability of trendy new shoes, while another team built an app that helps with self-esteem in middle-school students and teens.
“I built an app using an online application called Appery.io,” Mai, a young BlackGirlsCode developer, explained. Her next project is, “to build a video game using drawings I’ve created myself.”
We look forward to supporting more hack-a-thons in the future and to seeing what amazing things the girls will build next!
At Exadel, we believe in leading by example, which is why nearly half of our workforce is female. We’re committed to doing our part to reach gender parity in the STEM fields, and we’re proud of our ongoing support of programs that support those goals.