Pre – G3: The Elsevier Foundation Data Analytics Preparatory Program for Girls

 

Today’s economy is driven by technology and information. However, women are not as present as men in this field. According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, only 2% of the technology patents from 1980-2010 were invented by female-only teams (while 88% were invented by male-only teams). In 2015 women held only 25% of all computing occupations and numbers decrease below 5% when considering non-white women.

Over the past four years, Girls Inc. of New York City has introduced hundreds of high school 10th-12th grade girls to the field of Data Analytics through Generation Giga Girls (G3): The Moody’s Data Analytics Program, but the demand for more programming, serving more girls at an even earlier age is at an all-time high. Low income and underserved girls often lack the basic skills required to thrive in intensive programs like G3. Pre – G3: The Elsevier Foundation Data Analytics Preparatory Program for Girls will help the girl-serving organization increase high school enrolment numbers for data analytics courses by improving their core skills and confidence in their ability to comprehend the lessons and succeed in the coursework.

Girls Inc. of New York City inspires New York City girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through three core elements: people – trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships; environment – girls-only, physically and emotionally safe, where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect; and programming – research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls.

Our goal

Increase the number of low income and underserved girls enrolling in data analytics by improving their core skills and confidence in their ability to succeed, thanks to a pre-data analytics curriculum for 8th and 9th-grade girls.

Learn more about the program on Elsevier Connect: Teaching data science through the lens of social justice issues