How 60 Minutes Oversimplified the Gender Gap and Overlooked Women in Tech

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The leaders of Girls Who Code , a nonprofit whose mission is to close the gender gap in tech, and littleBits , a New York-based hardware company that uses educational kits to teach kids how to use technology, each responded to the 60 Minutes segment—which draws about 11 million weekly viewers—in separate posts on Medium that went viral. I often meet women who say they get discouraged, they’re afraid … [because] they don’t see enough women in leadership positions speaking about this.

Girls Who Code Founder Awarded McGraw Education Prize

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There’s not a moment of the day that goes by without a Girls Who Code club meeting in some town, some parish or some community center. There’s not a moment of the day that goes by without a Girls Who Code club meeting in some town, some parish or some community center. And there are so many more companies out there. It's such an honor to be in the company of people who have made such a difference in our world by recognizing the power and the potential of our children.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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In November, Bloomberg reported that WeWork , a co-working space startup that acquired both the coding bootcamp Flatiron School and the meet-up company MeetUp this year, planned to open a private K–12 school in one of its facilities. ” “Children are ready to start creating their life’s work when they’re 5,” WeWork co-founder Rebekah Neumann told Fast Company. “ Robots will replace teachers by 2027.”