Girl Coders and the Glass Ceiling

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Career In STEM featured as a top STEM career resource on PBS News Hour!

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor. 

PBS NewsHour is a non-profit organization and is the most prominent provider of educational television programming to public television stations in the United States. In 2012, PBS teamed up with AOL to launch Makers: Women Who Make America, a digital documentary series that focuses on high-profile women in industries typically dominated by males such as war, comedy, space , business, Hollywood and politics.

As demand for computer science workers continues to rise, many programs are emerging to ensure women are equitably represented in this lucrative sector of the workforce. The PBS News Hour feature also exposes and works to shatter the ‘glass ceiling’ –  the inability of women and minorities to progress to the highest positions in business, regardless of their qualifications and achievements.

This PBS News Hour resource features a lesson plan, video, and supporting online resources (including Career In STEM!). For some great ideas on getting girls involved in coding and computer science, read the full article here. For more great resources about careers in computer science, be sure to check out our career list and online courses!

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