WFA Hosts First Girls of Promise Coding Summit


WFA Hosts First Girls of Promise Coding Summit
The WFA's Girls of Promise Coding Summit filled up the Governor's Mansion ballroom.  

The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas sponsored its first Girls of Promise Coding Summit Wednesday at the Governor’s Mansion.

The event was part of the #ARKidsCanCode initiative. The summit was attended by more than 150 girls in grades 6-12 from 40 schools across Arkansas. It included learning and mentoring sessions all designed to generate interest in coding among girls.

Jan Collier, Vice President and General Manager of Arkansas/Oklahoma AT&T Mobility, said women make up 49 percent of the American workforce overall but only 25 percent of the technical workforce. She was on hand to launch of WFA’s Girls of Promise Tech Contest sponsored by AT&T.

The contest is open to all Arkansas girls in grades 6-12. More information is available at GirlsofPromise.org/TechContestSubmissions.