CODE: Movie Screening & Leader Perspectives

Fenway Summer Ventures, Softtek and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) invite you to have fun, think and engage. Come join us and hear trailblazing women talk about bridging the gender gap in the digital age and watch this insightful film.  Meet fellow entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, programmers and others across DC's burgeoning tech ecosystem. 

About the Movie

CODE exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. 

Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.

This event is one of many happening around the country leading to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit taking place June 23-24 at Stanford University in Palo Alto.

For for more information on the speakers and to register please go here