In a post on Google's official blog, YouTube Chief Executive Susan Wojcicki shared a common concern for many women in tech: that there are "far too few young girls" pursuing similar careers. Less than 1% of high school girls, she said, express interest in majoring in computer science.
Google now wants to tackle that problem. Made with Code, launched Thursday, wants to inspire girls to code and includes introductory coding projects and a commitment of $50 million over three years to support programs that can help get more women into computer science.
"I think coding is cool, but most girls don't," actress and comedian Kaling said in a statement. "Made with Code lets girls see coding not just as something they can do, but something they'd love to do."