GIRLS WHO CODE: KRISTEN TITUS
Girls Who Code is a new organization working to educate, inspire and equip 13- to 17-year-old girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering.Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship led by the industry’s top female developers and entrepreneurs.
ABOUT KRISTEN TITUS:
Kristen Titus is the Executive Director of Girls Who Code, leading the organization’s work to close the gender gap in technology and engineering. She is a former consultant to nonprofit organizations, foundations, and corporate partners working at the intersection of philanthropy and technology, and the former Managing Director of Jumo.com, the social network for the social sector from Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes. Kristen helped to launch Jumo in 2010, where she led the organization’s programming and product development, fundraising, communications and operations. She sits on the Board of Doc2Dock and is an Advisor at Crisis Text Line and NonprofitShare.