While we believe that everyone, not only girls, should have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of software development, we also recognize that there is a long-standing marked imbalance in the ratio of men/women in technology. With a team of seasoned software developers as instructors, the Fox Valley Girls Coding Club aims to provide an environment in which girls can explore not only the tenets of well-written code, but the real-world process required to deliver software projects as well as an understanding of computer hardware.

Solving for XX, a CNET special report exploring the movement to make the tech industry more diverse, equitable and welcoming to women

15.6% of Technical Positions are filled by Women

Apple Pushes Diversity, but Progress is Slow

Microsoft’s 2015 Diversity Workforce Report

More Programs:

Girls Who Code – GirlsWhoCode.org – A national Non-Profit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors

Hour of Code – HourOfCode.org – A global movement aimed at supporting one hour events that introduce computer science

DigiGirls, A Microsoft YouthSpark program helping high school girls the opportunity to learn about carriers in technology

TEALS – Computer Science in Every High School

Made with Code

Built By Girls

Award and Internship Opportunities

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

Girls Who Code Campus

NCWIT – National Center for Women & Information Technology – Aspirations in Computing Awards

Girls Make Games Summer Camp Opportunities

  • 2018 Locations and Info:  

    • Bay Area: San Francisco, San Mateo (PlayStation), Mountain View (Google)
    • East Coast: Boston (MIT), Durham
    • North West: Seattle, Redmond (Xbox)
    • Dates: July 9 – 27, 2018
    • Hours: 10am – 4pm (early drop off and late pick up available)
    • Ages: 8-11 and 12-17
    • Tuition: Between $1,000-$1,700. Spots first come first serve. Up to 100% financial aid available.



Blog of Available Summer Programs and Internships

Guide to CS Programs and Internships for High School Girls