Making a difference for girls in STEM
Closing the gap requires tapping into girls’ creativity, providing encouragement, and connecting STEM subjects to real-world examples.
Encourage hands-on experiences
Students studying STEM need a supportive learning environment that rewards hard work and exploration and provides hands-on experiences.
When girls learn about real-world STEM jobs, their perception of the creativity and positive impact of STEM can more than double.
Provide role models
Girls feel empowered to engage in STEM activities when exposed to female role models both inside and outside of the classroom.
Engage all students in computer science (CS)
We've partnered with NCWIT, CSForALL, CSTA, Code.org, the TEALS program, and others to help you connect with students of all backgrounds and abilities by providing an inclusive CS education.
Access scholarships to help you teach CS
Unlock opportunity for your students—learn to teach computer science. Microsoft has partnered with Code.org to provide professional development scholarships for middle and high school teachers in the United States, who want to learn to teach computer science.Apply for the scholarship
Creating access and opportunity
Teachers, volunteers, and administrators work together with the Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS program, to increase access to computer science education and give all students the tools they need to be future ready.Play TEALS program video
Taking steps to close the gap
Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, but only 24 percent of computer scientists are women. With support from Microsoft, Girls Who Code has taught computer science to 90,000 girls.Play video of Courtney’s story
Get started with free STEM resources
Explore more resources to help girls of all ages engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Do an Hour of Code
Spark creativity and develop problem-solving skills in girls of all ages in the latest Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial.
Connect girls to STEM activities
Get project-based lesson plans and activities to visualize data across Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum.
Inspire girls to see the future
Find a list of books designed to inform, inspire, and entertain girls while helping them see the future of possibilities in STEM and CS careers.
Attend a free workshop
Attend free Microsoft Store classes designed to help students and educators learn to code, participate in hands-on STEM activities, and use the latest Microsoft technologies.