Black Girls Code was created to “provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn
in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when
they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow
up.” Recently, the nonprofit has garnered the attention of search giant Google. Last month, Google gave the organization teaching space valued at $2.8 million at its headquarters in NYC.
Audra McDonald’s sixth Tony Award win has made history. The accomplished
opera singer and actress won the Best Actress award last night for her
leading role in, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” sweeping all
categories in which one can win a Tony: leading, featured, play and
musical. She is the first to achieve this.
This week, women business leaders from a cross section of industries and
a group of mostly high school girls gathered for a symposium -
sponsored by the YWCA of the City of New York - to lay the foundation
for policy recommendations leading to increased attention, public
discourse and funding for girls in New York City.