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Girls Who Code Helps Alumni Land Tech Jobs

Girls Who Code is helping women from underrepresented groups nail their technical interviews.

The educational organization launched its two newest initiatives, a Technical Interview Prep (TIP) program and a Leadership Academy, to offer more opportunities to its alumna as they enter the workforce. According to the program’s website, TIP offers hands-on interviewing practice, confidence and skills-building tools, and other resources.
“Many Girls Who Code students report that fear and inexperience with technical interviews prevent them from successfully applying to competitive jobs. We know that most colleges do not provide specific training on technical interview prep, and students who don’t have “insider access” or a network of well-connected peers and mentors are at an unfair disadvantage,” the TIP page reads.

“We learned that our students are excited about the possibilities and are already using generative AI tools for school, to explore personal interests, and to navigate complex conversations,” CEO Tarika Barrett said.

“However, they are also concerned about ethical implications, bias, and the potential impact on the workforce.”
To feed its mission of closing the gender gap in tech, Girls Who Code is preparing to launch an AI course next summer. Additionally, the organization will introduce an AI and financial literacy challenge for middle, high, and college students who participate in coding clubs.

“When new technologies emerge, our priority is to ensure our students feel empowered by the immense possibilities of their growing skill set and to consider ways to broaden their exploration of diverse career options available in the tech field,” Barrett said.

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