Girls Who Code is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to close the gender gap and empower women in tech environments. The existence of such a collective is crucial in assuring equality in the field as studies find that "82 per cent of Canadians picture a man when they imagine a computer scientist," as well as that "one in two Canadians cannot name a single woman scientist or engineer."
The initative to inspire and empower women in tech is expanding to Canada where 50% of the workforce is female but less than 25% are in STEM jobs. Girls Who Code makes free programming courses available. The not-for-profit launched in November of 2018, while it has been operating in the United States for quite some time and has reached over 90,000 girls in the country.