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Peer pressure, a lack of role models or support from parents and teachers, and misperceptions of what STEM careers look like in the real world: These are just a few reasons why confidence in coding and programming among girls tends to fade as they get older.
In an effort to better support young women and girls in the pursuit of STEM, Stratifyd has partnered with the Dottie Rose Foundation to host a Girls in Technology Day.
“It’s never too early to start supporting young women in tech,” Stratifyd Senior Marketing Director, Cara Walters said. “It’s so powerful to show the girls someone just like them working in the field and career they want to pursue, and we’re excited to give them that opportunity.”
Students will spend a fun-filled day learning about the startup community by participating in interactive classes that cover everything from coding, to graphic design, to business solutions. After the sessions, each young woman will have the chance to shadow a Stratifyd team member to experience life at a tech startup.
“While Stratifyd focuses on AI and customer analytics, there are so many different aspects that make the business successful,” Founder and CEO of the Dottie Rose Foundation, Sharon Jones said. “I’m excited to show the students a startup that’s been successful in leveraging tech, as well as help them discover different ways to be in tech without having to code.”
The Dottie Rose Foundation serves to connect the dots within the technology and computer science spaces to educate, support, and inspire the next generation. Their vision is to create a supportive algorithm to close the gender gap for women and girls in STEM.
The event will take place on Wednesday, July 10, at Stratifyd HQ (619 S Cedar St, Charlotte, NC 28202). The cost of attendance is $25, with all proceeds going to the Dottie Rose Foundation for scholarships. To register for the workshop, click here.