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.

Q&A WITH KRISTIN

WHY ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR?

It’s energizing and challenging—and the mission that drives me.

WHAT CAN A FELLOW LEARN FROM YOU?

How to build, run and manage an organization from the ground up.

WHAT WILL YOUR FELLOW BE EXPOSED TO?

Program management, fundraising, communications, organizational growth and development

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT OUT OF A FELLOW?

We seeking someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who is committed to Girls Who Code’s mission.  This person will be eager to engage in our work, in every form it takes, including supporting our teachers in the classroom, managing the logistics of program implementation, drafting social media outreach and other communications, and helping with grant writing. An ideal fellow will enthusiastically tackle these projects and be willing to do other projects and tasks as they arise.

WHAT MAKES YOUR STARTUP UNIQUE?

Girls Who Code is a fast growing start-up with a unique and powerful mission of closing the gender gap in technology and engineering.  We offer an exceptional opportunity to contribute to our organizational development and to train and motivate the next generation of female leaders.

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