Let's face it: technology surrounds us.
The growing demand for software engineers shows us that it's essential that we equip children with the skills they need to code.
Whether it's in her classroom, at home, or during extracurricular activities, there are so many ways to teach kids so that they'll be future leaders of innovation.
Unfortunately, women are significantly underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, making it is even more important to show our girls that learning how to code is both beneficial and fun.
Girls who learn to code are ahead of the curve. From airplanes to cars to video games, space exploration to medicine, programming is now being used in literally every profession.
Girls learning to code are better placed to keep pace with men in the workplace. And we all know how important that is, right? Coding is among the fastest-growing fields, and girls who code can be part of a bigger job market and receive a higher premium (that means money -- no more making less than men!) for their work than in other fields.
Girls who know coding can work at some of the biggest companies in the world. We're talking NASA, Facebook... you name it! The sky is the limit!
Coding can open up a world of possibilities for girls. Coding will equip her to create her own website, her own app... heck, she may even build a robot someday!
Knowing how to code will help her with critical thinking and logical reasoning. Coding will encourage her to deal with large problems by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable ones.