Nonprofit Advocates for Women in STEM
There is a huge gender gap when it comes to STEM field employment. Even though half of the work force consists of women, only about 27% of STEM workers are women. One nonprofit organization that is helping to tackle this issue is Girls Who Code, who is on a mission to close the gender gap in STEM fields.
Valentino DiGiorgio is a community-conscious philanthropist and entrepreneur with a passion for empowering individuals and families in need. He also believes that STEM and STEAM fields are the key to our future, and offers a scholarship for high school students who pursue careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, arts, and Mathematics fields.
Girls Who Code is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of female engineers. They offer coding-based clubs for elementary and middle school students where they can learn in a fun environment with like-minded peers. For high school students, there are virtual summer programs. Even for college students, they offer the space to build community with other women in the field. Girls Who Code is currently based across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and India.