Google Hosts ‘Black Girls Code’ And More For Event Encouraging Careers In Tech For Young Women
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This past weekend, Google teamed up with a handful of organizations dedicated to encouraging young women to pursue career opportunities in the fast-growing tech industry as part of their Made with Code initiative.
Girls between the ages of 13 and 18 from the participating organizations gathered at New York City’s Sugar Plum restaurant for an interactive luncheon on Saturday afternoon, where they heard from several women who have found success in tech-related careers. Google lead researcher and proud Haitian-American Nancy Douyon was among the women who shared her inspiring background with the group. “I started coding when I was 12 years old,” she said, noting that she was nearly the same age as many of the young girls present when she first began to take an interest in the specialized skill set. “I started teaching women how to code and that’s literally what leveraged me into the career that I’m in today.”
A trailblazer in her own right, Douyon’s remarkable journey to becoming a sought-after name in the tech industry is truly one to be admired.