Encourage girls to get involved in CS by emphasizing the importance of diverse perspectives in the industry and by informing them of the vast opportunities in the computer science industry.

  • There are a projected to be 1.4 million job openings in computer science by 2020, and the number of women in the field is dropping. Without these women, we won't be able to fill all these jobs.
  • Women are huge consumers of technology, but they are underrepresented in its design. As a result, companies are seeking more diverse perspectives in design to become closer to their consumers and increase profits. Teams need diverse representation so that their products reflect various perspectives. 

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External Source

Jennifer Koebele's website, under "Introduction," "Encouraging an Interest in Computer Science," and "Computer Science: A Great Career for Women"