Stanford University Students Produce Videos Aimed at Encouraging Young Women to Pursue High-Tech

Undergraduate students at Stanford University in California have produced a series of videos that aim to increase the interest of young women in careers in the computer science. The videos feature women employed in high-tech positions at Silicon Valley firms.

logoThe videos were produced by the Stanford group she++, a two-year old organization formed to encourage young women to pursue study and careers in high technology disciplines. The group has released six videos on its own YouTube channel.

“We wanted to showcase a lot of different people and careers so that viewers could watch the videos and see future versions of themselves represented,” said first-year student Alyssa Vann, one of the leaders of the video library project.

Reshma Saujani, one of the featured speakers in the video library, says: “Twenty-first-century feminism is about the sisterhood. We’re powerful. We’re bad-ass. We’re the majority in college; we’re the majority in the workforce. Eleven million of us make hiring decisions. It’s really not about men and sexism. It’s about us.”

Here is one of the first six videos produced in the new she++ initiative:

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