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Creating an Environment to Get Girls Excited About Coding

FreshBooks, a cloud-based accounting firm, recently joined up with Girls Learning Code, which runs workshops for girls who want to learn technical skills.

The two organizations set out to “create the perfect environment to get girls truly excited about the power of code.”

“For the second year in a row, we set up a March Break day camp in the FreshBooks office,” says the company. “The camp was open to girls ages 8 through 12. Many of the 40 girls who participated were on scholarships, supported by FreshBooks and other sponsors, including Georgian Partners. Over the course of 5 days, the girls were inspired and empowered to tackle tough global problems using technology.”

 

 

Seeing the girls’ passion for using technology to make the world a better place left us feeling inspired about the work we do every day, empowering entrepreneurs to run their businesses via the cloud.

FreshBooks says that while the experience was transformative for the girls who participated, “it was also an incredibly uplifting for the FreshBooks staff who participated in teaching and mentoring the girls.”

 

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