It’s Wrong That in a Room of 25 Engineers, Only 3 Are Women

Dec 3, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Campaign: Education
Make way for Verizon's first graduating class from Girls Who Code.

This post is by Lowell McAdam, CEO and Chairman at Verizon. It was first shared on his LinkedIn profile.

Inspired minds are a powerful force. They can tackle big challenges, stand up for what’s right, and disrupt the status quo. Best of all, inspired minds can change the world.

A courageous leader who is proving this to be true every day is Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.

For those who may not know, Girls Who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by inspiring young women in underserved communities to pursue careers in technological fields. Thanks to a new model for STEM education, Girls Who Code is part of an emerging movement that is empowering young women with the computer skills needed to drive innovation and social change in the 21st century.

The problem of gender inequality in STEM is real and has been overlooked for too long. (To read the rest of this post click here.)