With the rapid increase of organizations that encourage women to become more involved in technology-focused industries (Girls Who Code, Women Who Code, Black Girls Code, etc.), one would think that the gender gap in computer science is improving. But a recent study by Accenture and Girls Who Code, found the opposite. In 1984, 37 percent of computer science majors in the U.S. were women, today, that figure is just 18 percent.
Everyone agrees that the statistics are not encouraging, but the real question is what can be done? With that query in mind, Accenture and GWC shared a few actionable suggestions to get more girls interested in tech careers.
Learn the proposed steps to increase women in computer science, and more in this edition of Founders Flash.
- Here's how to triple the number of girls who code (Fortune)
- How business failure helped two entrepreneurs to succeed (Forbes)
- Climb the 'ladder of intentionality' or your potential may perish (Upstart Business Journal)
- The how and why of restructuring your struggling startup (Tech Co)
- Big banks and startups: a marriage of necessity (WSJ)
- How Instagram and Snapchat are distorting your view of entrepreneurship (Inc.)