Black Girls CODE Chicago: Building Leaders, Bridging the Gap
Much has been said about the lack of diversity in tech, particularly when it comes to Blacks and women. Black Girls Code launched in April 2011 with a mission to change that narrative through workshops and after school programs across the country for girls. Now active in 13 cities across the United States and even in Johannesburg, South Africa, they hope to encourage, inspire, and empower the next generation of girls. We sat down with three of the Chicago chapter leaders to talk about being a Black woman in tech, what they are doing here in Chicago, and how they hope to groom future leaders.