Dell Expands Investment in Girls Computer Science Education in Underserved Communities

  • New national partnership with Girls Who Code provides $400,000 cash
    donation to support after-school computer science educational programs
    for an estimated 15,000 girls in underserved communities across the
    United States
  • Girls will benefit from skills-based volunteering and dedicated
    mentorship from women leaders across Dell, led by a team of five
    ambassadors
  • Initiative contributes to Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good goal of
    helping 3 million underserved youth directly

ROUND ROCK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In celebration of International Day of the Girl, Dell today announced a
partnership with Girls Who Code,
a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap
in technology. The partnership will help strengthen and expand
after-school programs in computer science education for an estimated
15,000 girls in grades 6-12 across the U.S. through a combination of
financial, technical and mentorship support.


In addition to a $400,000 cash donation, Dell will appoint five women
technology leaders as program ambassadors to organize and deliver
mentorship services. In addition to materials and supplies for the STEM
curriculum, this initiative will help fund field trips to expose girls
to leading technical organizations and professionals. Programs will be
concentrated in communities across the Great Plains and Rockies, the
Southeast, the Northeast and San Francisco.

Ongoing Girl-Focused Youth Learning Commitment

The new Dell national partnership with Girls Who Code is an extension of
previous local-level support and is part of a long-term investment in
youth learning specifically to enhance STEM programs for
underrepresented populations in the U.S. Dell previously
announced
a national partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA in 2015
in part to support Digital
Cookie 2.0
, an online web platform to foster young girls’
entrepreneurship and STEM skills. Dell also supports GirlStart,
providing the hands-on tech access necessary for girls to learn about
tech, engineering and mathematics programming.

Additionally, Dell will host executive directors from youth learning
partners as part of the Women
in IT track
at the upcoming Dell EMC World taking place in Austin,
October 18 – 20.

Pivotal®, the company accelerating digital transformation for
enterprises, has been partnering with Girls Who Code since
2012—providing support for summer immersion programs and mentorship.

Quotes:

Karen Quintos, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of
Dell

“Never before in history has technology been so core to our economy and
our society at large. We have an incredible opportunity to truly drive
human progress through technology, and we can’t realize the full
potential of that without our girls. I’m so excited to partner with
Girls Who Code to prepare the next generation of female leaders to grow
and thrive in a connected world. When we engage and empower our girls,
there is no limit to what we can achieve as a global community.”

Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code

“We’re thrilled that Dell has extended its partnership with us to
support our mission of exposing girls at a young age to computer
science. It’s the incredible support by partners like Dell that have
enabled Girls to Code to become the largest computer science program for
girls in the United States.”

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About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close
the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Program and
Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to
inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to
pursue 21st century opportunities. Additional information is available
at www.girlswhocode.com.

About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies is a
unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure
for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and
protect their most important asset, information. The company services
customers of all sizes across 180 countries – ranging from 98 percent of
the Fortune 500 to individual consumers – with the industry’s most
comprehensive and innovative portfolio from the edge to the core to the
cloud.

About Dell EMC World

Join us Oct. 18-20 at Dell
EMC World 2016
, Dell Technologies’ flagship event bringing together
technology and business professionals to network, share ideas and help
co-create a better future. Learn more at www.dellemcworld.com
and follow #DellEMCWorld
on Twitter.

Contacts

Dell Inc.
Carly Tatum, 512-728-1236
Carly_tatum@dell.com

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