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Today marks the second-annual UN International Day of the Girl Child. As a woman trained in computer science and working as a software engineer, I believe in the importance and power of providing opportunities for STEM education to all girls and women, regardless of age, ethnicity, or birth country. A STEM education has given me the opportunity to build a product that over 150 million people around the world use to share meaningful moments and ideas. As more and more of the 5 billion people without internet start getting connected through their mobile phones, it's more important than ever to start teaching girls the skills they need to thrive in our technological world and become leaders for the future. In honor of this day and this mission, I want to share 10 Instagram accounts that celebrate and encourage girls in STEM.
Anita Borg Institute
Anita Borg Institute has been touching the lives of young women in all aspects of technology around the world and making astounding efforts to develop female technology leaders.
National Center for Women & Information Technology
I believe in NCWIT's mission to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing. Their initiatives to place women into technology careers inspire the communities around them to do the same.
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO at Facebook and founder of Lean In, an organization dedicated to supporting women achieving their goals. Follow her to witness and join the growing community of women banding together to support and inspire each other to pursue their ambitions.
Susan Gregg Koger
Susan Koger is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of ModCloth, and uses her Instagram account to share her fresh outlook on the fashion industry and other creative perspectives.
Angie Chang does it all. She is a director at HackBright Academy, founded Women 2.0, and started Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners. She is one of the most influential women in technology. She is one to definitely follow, and not just on Instagram.
Kristen Titus is the Executive Director at GirlsWhoCode (@girlswhocode). She believes "Girl coders = good for business." I believe that too!
Alexa Andrzejewski is the founder and CEO of Foodspotting who captures her journey as a young women leader under 30 through her Instagram account. She worked hard to make her dream to start an UX-driven startup come to life by working with organizations like Women 2.0.
Jess Lee is co-founder and CEO at Polyvore who never went to business school. By learning to code and being a former product manager, she succeeded to become a boss of her very own company and a successful entrepreneur.
Tammy Tibbetts creates social change in developing countries. She's the founder and president of She's the First (@shesthefirst) and co-founder of GIRLS WHO ROCK (@girlswhorock).
Heather Payne is the founder of both HackerYou and Ladies Learning Code, both of which teach individuals to code and promote entrepreneurship, whoever you might be.