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Opening a Gateway For Girls to Enter the Computer Field

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is one of a number of programs that aim to close the gender gap in computer science and technology by intervening early, when young women are deciding on an educational and career path. Victoria VanDrost, 11, left, signed in at a recruiting

Credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

When Julia Geist was asked to draw a picture of a computer scientist last year, the 16-year-old sketched a businessman wearing glasses and a tie.

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