Student Attends Special Girls Who Code Event Hosted by Prudential
For her near perfect attendance at this year’s Girls Who Code club gatherings, Avery Santomassimo ’20 was invited by volunteer instructor, Serena Peirson, to take a field trip to Prudential in Newark, NJ for a special evening highlighting women in technology.
Avery had the opportunity to learn from a panel of empowering female technologists about careers in Information Technology and the role of IT at Prudential. She also worked with Girls Who Code club members from other areas in the region to brainstorm and present ideas that would not only encourage other girls to code, but raise awareness of Prudential’s commitment to women in the field.
Students from The Peck School have been meeting almost every Monday afternoon throughout the school year from 4:00pm to 6:00pm to participate in Peck’s Girls Who Code Club.
As the GWC website states, “Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization that works to inspire, educate and equip girls with the skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Our vision is to reach gender parity and close the gender gap in computing and technology sectors.
Technology is changing everything about the way we live and work, but girls are being left behind. Fewer than 1 in 4 computer scientists are women -- and that number is declining. Girls Who Code is changing that.”