"...even the largest fire starts with a single spark. My goal is to create a few sparks so that brown girl coders will grow to believe that they too are equipped to blaze their own paths in STEAM-related fields."
BGC is selected to Participate in the Mercedes Benz USA and Mattel
NO LIMITS Project
BROWN GIRLS CODE has been selected as a participant of the No Limitsproject. Through partnerships, we are tackling the issue of gender stereotypes. In fact, according to the National Science Board, women only represent 29% of the current science and engineering workforce. When asked their reasons for not majoring in STEM, ...
Brown Girls Code’s Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the medical, business technology, academic and volunteer communities within the Cyber District of Augusta, Georgia. Each member brings a wealth of experience in their fields and will serve as tremendous assets to Brown Girls Code. “I am elated to welcome Alicia and Michelle as new Board Members and Evett as our president,” said Ebony Brown Hicks, CEO/Executive Director of Brown Girls Code.
WFXG launched the For Our Children community campaign to improve the lives of children in the CSRA. In doing so, they are helping charities that focus on children's needs by recognizing the achievements of local children and providing valuable information to the community. Brown Girls Code was featured in their High 5 for Kids series on 9/11/2019.
“We wanted to cultivate an event that’s going to encourage and empower them,” she said. “Although this field is primarily male-dominated, there are opportunities and there is room for them.”After the panel, the girls will be able to talk to professionals in cybersecurity, engineering, business and IT about their career path.“We want every girl who comes to the event to understand that they truly can be anything,” Hicks said.
The young engineers, ranging from fifth to twelfth grade, were recognized by leaders Ebony Hicks and Alicia Elam for their unique contributions to the group, including awards for being the group cheerleader and endless ideas.