Madilynn Whittle, a junior Computer Science major, is introducing young girls to computer coding because she knows they have the power to create change. Women who pursue careers in technology have the opportunity to advance science, bridge the gender gap and inspire more women to make a difference using technology as a tool for change.
A high school elective course in programming and design sparked her interest in technology, setting her on a path to help her peers, especially young minority women, to confidently enter a male-dominated field.
“I’m interested in using technology to make people’s lives better. If it were 100 years ago, I would be using different tools, but today, to make change, it is technology,” she said.