girls + data is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) with a mission of increasing data literacy at a younger age and providing middle school girls with hands-on learning opportunities in STEM careers in data analytics

We are 100% reliant on the generosity of our sponsors and the time donated by our core volunteers.

The idea for girls + data came to Kira after she participated in a Girls in Tech - Milwaukee mentoring opportunity. Young women in K-12 grades attended this event to ask questions to a wide panel of women IT professionals.

After talking to about ten girls and one parent, Kira left the event having answered several questions about one serious misconception about working in technology: a career in technology means a career in computer science and "coding."

As a woman who loves data analytics who uses programming "some of the time," she has set out to overcome the idea that you have to be a "coder" to be a woman in tech.

Women are needed in data analytics in a variety of roles that require the type of computational thinking we teach regardless of whether they use programming in their primary role.