Code Like A Girl

Vodafone’s Global Code Like a Girl programme was launched in 2017 in partnership with Code First: Girls, which has continued to grow over the years and has reached more than 3,500 girls in 23 markets.

The programme aims to tackle low representation of girls in STEM education and to get more girls into careers that require coding skills or to help them get a start as STEM entrepreneurs. 

Abby Beamish is an A-Level student who aspires to work in a technology related industry. She applied for Code Like A Girl to gain coding-based work experience within a large multinational organisation and to meet other girls interested in learning digital skills.

During the programme Abby, along with other participants, was taught introductory web development skills such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript and was then given a task to design and develop a website. At the end of the week, each team presented their creations in front of a panel of judges, other students on the programme and Vodafone employees.

Code Like A Girl helped build my confidence and give me a greater insight into what I want to achieve after my A-Levels

The below video showcase the programme highlights from Code Like a Girl sessions held in the UK as well as interviews from UK attendees.