Cracking the Code Keeping Girls Out of Computer Science

Cracking the Code Keeping Girls Out of Computer Science

by Marci Pelzer
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Evolve your own co’s culture to bring more girls into #STEM careers Wisdom from @TWC's Marci Pelzer via @CSRwire

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:30pm

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I’ve managed community investment programs for Time Warner Cable, a technology company whose major philanthropic priority is connecting kids to STEM through hands-on education, for five years.

During this time, we have built robots, rockets, tornadoes and bikes.  In collaboration with famous athletes, we have demonstrated to kids that there would be no NBA without air velocity and no MLB without statistics. 

We have engaged nearly a million kids in STEM after-school education programs and persuaded another million adults to stand behind them.  We have taught kids to hypothesize, to think and to invent.

In spite of many great outcomes, there is one code we have not cracked:  the one keeping women out of computer science.

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Marci Pelzer is Senior Director Community Investment for Time Warner Cable, managing philanthropic giving in the Midwest, Texas, New York and the Carolinas. Pelzer brings more than 20 years of public, community and government affairs experience to this role.  She operated her own public affairs consulting firm from 2000 to 2007, and served as Global Communications Manager for ManpowerGroup.

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