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Nov. 29, 2017 11:03 am

Capterra’s benefit for Girls Who Code goes beyond #GivingTuesday

The Arlington company will donate $10 to the nonprofit for each review submitted through February.

Women are still paid less than men for the same work, says SmartAsset.

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About a quarter of computer scientists are women, and from Nov. 28 – Giving Tuesday – until February 2018, Arlington-based Capterra will donate $10 to Girls Who Code for every software user review the company publishes.

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit which trains girls in grades 6-12 how to close the coding skills gap. Capterra’s latest fundraising efforts are an expansion of the donation drive it mounted last year.

“Women are 50 percent of the population, yet only 28 percent of the tech workforce,” said Capterra General Manager Claire Alexander to Technical.ly DC. “Anyone can have a good idea, and we all benefit when those ideas are brought to life. Capterra is proud to support Girls Who Code, which opens the flow of great ideas generated and brought to life by women.”

Girls Who Code was founded five years ago with 20 girls in New York City, and has reached 40,000 girls in every state in the U.S. with after-school programs and summer camps.

“The United States has a computing-skills crisis that is holding back American companies and economic growth,” Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani wrote in the Washington Post. “The solution lies with girls and young women.”

In other #GivingTuesday news around #dctech, Byte Back raised $10,000 for its tech training efforts.

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