As a part of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, we hosted 20 female high school students in the New York office for a seven-week program. The students learn the fundamentals of computer science – from robotics to how to build a webpage.
The female students also gained exposure to many of BlackRock’s talented women with technology backgrounds. Every student was paired with a female BlackRock analyst or associate mentor who has a technology-focused background or is currently working in a technology-focused area of our business.
Our partnership with Girls Who Code has been a remarkable experience for BlackRock employees as we’ve mentored a group of diverse young women as they learned to code and discovered the possibilities that lie ahead within the technology industry.