WE ARE HACKERGALS

Empowering young girls to explore the possibilities in code!

Hackergal is a not-for-profit organization that introduces young girls across Canada to coding through the experience of a hackathon. With women vastly underrepresented in the tech industry all over the world, Hackergal strives to inspire a new wave of Canadian female coders to bring equality to the booming industry.

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THE OPPORTUNITY IS PARAMOUNT

Tech Jobs are the Fastest Growing in North America.

Over the next 10 years there will be a shortage of 1 Million+ people to fill technology roles in North America. Female participation is the key to stemming the tide and build a disruptive, diverse Canadian tech industry.

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There’s Just One Problem

Girls are Being Left Behind...

Long held societal beliefs about women’s roles, discrimination in the workplace and lack of opportunity discourages girls from pursuing computer science.

In the past 30 years, the percentage of women working in STEM has barely changed. In 1987, women represented 20% of the STEM workforce, today they still only represent, 22%.

Female Representation in STEM Fields

1987

20%

2016

22%

13

Of girls would consider tech jobs in the future.

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It’s Not too late.

Hackergal is Changing this Bleak Landscape

After our hackathons:

75

of girls became more interested in computer science industry after participating in our Hackathons.

95

of girls really enjoyed our hackathon!

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Let’s Inspire Girls Together

Whether you’re an educator, sponsor, volunteer or parent we’d love to hear your ideas and discuss how we can inspire young girls together.

Email us at hello@hackergal.org

Registration for our December 2017 Hackathon is now closed.

Stay tuned for updates on our next hackathon coming Spring 2017!

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