The charities we’ve chosen to work with this year pursue causes close to our heart—building strong communities, empowering individuals using technology, promoting education, and accessible legal services. As a company, these beliefs are what guide us in not only how we serve our members, but also how we strive to serve our greater communities through WealthCounsel Stands.
Since 1995, the percentage of female computer scientists has fallen by 13%. As of today, less than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women. Compared to 1995 where 37% of computer scientists were women, today it’s only 24%. Without intervention, girls participation in the tech industry is expected to continue decreasing.
Our charity for the quarter
Girls Who Code - a non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. To combat this growing gap and ensure that women don’t miss out on the fastest growing job market, Girls Who Code is reaching out to girls all over the nation and connecting them with learning programs and support communities to help girls build successful careers in tech. As of today, Girls Who Code has served 90,000 girls all over the nation, and now boasts of having over 5,000 college-aged alumni. Their outreach to historically underrepresented groups—particularly girls who are Black, Latino, or from low-income households—is paying off, too. Black and Latina alumni are choosing to major in computer science or related fields at a rate 16 times the national average.
How we’re taking a stand
As a company dedicated to helping attorneys optimize their legal practices using intelligent, automated drafting technology like Wealth Docx® and Business Docx®, WealthCounsel Stands is proud to support Girls Who Code in their mission to help girls pursue career opportunities in tech. This quarter we will be giving a donation to Girls Who Code as well as sharing their cause with our members.