There are numerous free resources available to support and encourage women in STEM fields.
Here are several valuable links and websites that can provide guidance, free materials, courses, support, networking, and more:
Women Entrepreneurs Poised For Growth: Women entrepreneurs have long faced challenges in starting, growing, and scaling their businesses. Despite these challenges, they have persisted and made significant strides in recent years. Despite concerns about inflation, interest rates, and the potential for recession, women entrepreneurs feel optimistic about 2024 and expect substantial growth and increased revenue.
Women in Climate: Women are fighting to address the impacts of climate change in every sector—as scientists, philanthropists, legislators, tribal leaders, and CEOs—and leading major victories for our planet.
Acodemy: This is a coding school in Austria where children between 5 and 12 years at 6 venues in and near Vienna learn to code with fun and creativity.
Black Girls Code: An organization that helps African-American girls ages 7-17 learn to program and take charge of their future, mainly through workshops across the country.
Codecademy: Codecademy is a place for you to learn about different coding languages and the making of websites and apps. You can also use this website together with students 12+ years
CodeCool: With 5 Campuses (in Budapest and Miskolc in Hungary, Krakow, and Warsaw in Poland, and in Bucharest in Romania) launched in 2014 this is the biggest coding venture in CEE Region. Codecool has since 2020 raised €12.5 million capital and has plans to operate 10+ campuses by 2025. “Codecool’s 12-month, intensive, practice-oriented programming course is a unique proposition, there is no other course like this at competitors on the local market at the moment. The method is proven: 98% of the more than 1.000 Codecool graduates have already landed an IT job”.
CoderDojo: The community of 2340 free, open and local programming clubs for young people, founded in 2011. Ten years after 58,000 young people are being creative with technology with the help of 12,000 volunteers in 115 countries.
CodeEd: A program that teaches computer science to girls in underserved communities, starting in middle school. They run classes in Boston, New York, and San Francisco.
Code.org: Code.org has a one-hour-long tutorial that is aimed at kids, but will teach adults the basics of computational thinking. Code.org also launched the annual Hour of Code campaign in the US, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world.
Commonsense.org: The 48 Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding.
Cyphercoders: We teach coding lessons for kids through exclusive themes that help children understand the role that technology plays in science, industry, art, architecture, and much more. From 6 to 12 years we ensure every child learns at a pace that’s right for them, in a range of coding languages, and they are rewarded with certificates at each level.
Digi Pippi: A digital platform and activities for girls in Denmark aged 7-13 years to increase their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, and STE(A)M careers. Find role models, volunteers, and gaming clubs.
Digital Switzerland: Activities and camps for children and young people aged 5 to 19 as well as for adults, distributed throughout Switzerland, in German, Italian, and French-speaking communities, to immerse themselves in the fascination of the digital world, in coding clubs, Robotics for Maker Labs, Code Camps Future Kids activities, Graines d’Entrepreneurs, TEENformatiCAMP.
EdSurge: Founded in 2011 EdSurge is today at the forefront of reporting on the major changes and their consequences in the world of education through award-winning journalism, research, and analysis.
Europe Code Week: Europe Code Week is a grassroots initiative and an annually recurring event that aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way… This year #CodeWeek will take place: from 8-23 October 2022 – join us or organize an activity – sign up here: https://codeweek.eu/login.
Girls Day Nederland: Tijdens Girls’ Day openen door heel Nederland bèta-, technische, IT-bedrijven én technische of IT-afdelingen van bedrijven hun deuren voor meisjes van 10 tot 15 jaar. Girls’ Day 2022: meer dan 6000 meisjes bezoeken zo’n 200 bedrijven ook deelnemen aan interessante activiteiten, maken kennis met vrouwelijke medewerkers en leren meer over bèta/technische werkzaamheden. Girls’ Day laat meisjes de onontdekte wereld van bèta, techniek en IT van dichtbij beleven.
Girls Go Circular: The EU-funded Girls Go Circular Project aims to equip 40 000 schoolgirls aged 14-19 across Europe with digital and entrepreneurial skills by 2027 through an online learning program about the circular economy. The online learning platform developed in the framework of the project – the “Circular Learning Space” – offers students the option of choosing between different learning modules on topics like e-waste, climate change, food, or robotics. These modules are based on a learning-by-doing approach, transferring knowledge and skills through an interactive, challenge-based structure.
Girls Who Code: The EU-funded Girls Go Circular Project aims to equip 40 000 schoolgirls aged 14-19 across Europe with digital and entrepreneurial skills by 2027 through an online learning program about the circular economy. The online learning platform developed in the framework of the project – the “Circular Learning Space” – offers students the option of choosing between different learning modules on topics like e-waste, climate change, food, or robotics. These modules are based on a learning-by-doing approach, transferring knowledge and skills through an interactive, challenge-based structure.
Girls Who Code: An 8-week summer class teaching programming to high school girls in New York City. The girls take trips to Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare and work on a final project that tackles a challenge in their community, like recycling.
Hello Ruby Bookseries: Hello Ruby is the world’s most whimsical way to learn about technology, computing, and coding. Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding has been published in over 30 languages, including Japanese, Korean, Dutch and even Finnish. Here you can find also Classroom and Community Resources, TEDEX links, and lesson plans.
ImagiLabs: Join us in building the world’s mobile-first community for teenage girls interested in tech!
Khan Academy: KhanAcademy provides information and exercises both for teachers, parents, and students. A great way to start is by watching KhanAcademy’s video introduction to programming.
Lær kidsa koding: The Norwegian Coding Community – find courses, coding clubs, EU partners, and a lot of fun.
Koodi2016: A programming website for Finnish Teachers. The Koodi 2016 booklet includes everything you need to know about programming as a part of the new curriculum.
RailsGirls: A global, not-for-profit volunteer community born in Finland and founded by Linda Liukas.Get paid to contribute to Open Source for 3-months! Participate in the Rails Girls Summer of Code. Open-sourced guides for organizing events @ guides.railsgirls.com.
Raspberrypi.org: Computer coding for kids and teens: find games, music, robots, and fun with digital art. And dozens of projects with a focus on animals, cybersecurity, music, photography, robotics, space, wearable technology, weather, and much more. On any level: 1)Creator 2)Builder 3)Developer 4)Maker.
Raspberry JAM: Community events in Français, Français Canadien, Nederlands, Deutsch, Italiano and 日本語.
Recursos en español Sobre Ciudadanía Digital: The US site K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum includes Spanish translations of our student and family materials directly within the English lesson pages.
SKOOL – The Hungarian Coding Journey: Since 2014 Skool has become a synonym for innovative and inspirational technology training for young girls in Hungary. 800+ tech volunteers and 30 cooperating partners have until today with 90.000+ hours of training supported 6000+ youngsters and have during endless meetups built the Skool Community.
Stevens institute: Famous women in computer science. Some of the most significant achievements in information technology and computer science are courtesy of women. Without the contributions of women such as Ada Lovelace, Katherine Johnson, and Margaret Hamilton, some of the technological advancements society enjoys today may not have been possible.
Tech Girls: A non-profit that hopes to inspire and educate young girls to pursue careers in technology, through events, classes, and interviews.
Women.Code(BE): A Belgian national voluntary organization founded in 2017. In 2022 we are launching a curated job board where women and minorities can find code-related internships and jobs of all levels all over Belgium.
A stronger voice young people: The European Commission gives young people a stronger voice in EU policymaking as a legacy of the European Year of Youth!
Astia: A not-for-profit organization that offers paid, week-long programs to help female entrepreneurs in technology, life sciences, and clean tech to learn skills for revenue generation, sales, and fundraising. Includes a support network of over 200 investors and 300 startup executives.
Girl Develop It: Technical workshops for female programmers held around the United States, as well as in Canada and Australia. They aim to create a supportive environment where women can join the discussion and show off their skills. Courses are also available online.
Hackbright Academy: A 10-week training program for women in San Francisco – half learning, half doing. Applications for the fall program are due in August, and it costs $6,000.
Skillcrush: A site targeted at women to help them learn technology, including tech terms, Ask Ada (named after the first programmer), and other articles.
Accelerators & Investors
Setting up a European Company (SE): If you have a business and want to expand to another European country, you could consider creating a European Company. The European Company – also known as SE (Societas Europea in Latin) – is a type of public limited-liability company that allows you to run your business in different European countries using a single set of rules.
UNDP Careers: Take this voluntary self-assessment to get valuable insight into your work expectations and whether it is a good match to some aspects of the work environment at UNDP!
SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2024: During this conference, you will have numerous opportunities to connect with and learn from the brightest minds in recruiting and talent management, refresh your best practices, and discover how to reach untapped or underleveraged talent pools while retaining your high performers.
Golden Seeds: A firm that invests in early-stage companies with a female founder/CEO or executive. They also offer business training to entrepreneurs and investors.
NewME Accelerator: A 12-week mentorship program in Mountain View for startups led by a minority founder (African American, Latino, or female).
Springboard: Their “Forum Program” is an accelerator with two months of coaching for women-led businesses. They also offer pitch practice and educational programs to learn how to fundraise.
Women Innovate Mobile: A three-month mentorship program in New York City for mobile-focused startups with at least one female founder. They offer $18,000 in funding in exchange for 6 per cent equity.