The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Globe Investor

News Sources

Take control of your investments with the latest investing news and analysis

Press release from PR Newswire

IAC Joins Girls Who Code In Effort To Close The Gender Gap In The Technology Sector

Monday, July 08, 2013

IAC Joins Girls Who Code In Effort To Close The Gender Gap In The Technology Sector

12:00 EDT Monday, July 08, 2013

IAC and Girls Who Code Launch 2013 Summer Immersion Program, 20 Young Women Receive 300+ Hours of Intensive Instruction

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Girls Who Code and IAC today announced the launch of the first ever Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at IAC, working to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in the technology sector. With this commitment, IAC joins Girls Who Code in its nationwide expansion to close the gender gap in computing fields.

"It is imperative that we educate the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators and increase the number of women in the ranks of computer science professionals," said Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC. "This work is paramount to the continued success of our company, and we are proud to partner with Girls Who Code for their Summer Immersion Program."

In 2012, Girls Who Code introduced a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in computer science and exposure and mentorship from the best in the field. In its 8-week Summer Immersion Program, Girls Who Code and IAC will embed 20 high school girls from the New York City community inside the halls of IAC, where each will receive 300 hours of instruction and hands-on experience in programming fundamentals, web development and design, robotics, and mobile development.

"Girls Who Code was founded because we believe that female engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators are our future. The young women of the IAC Summer Immersion Program are leading the charge in our movement to change the face of technology in America," said Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code.

The 20 girls in the IAC program will get first-hand experience at companies like The Daily Beast, Vimeo and CollegeHumor and meet with IAC executives that include Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of; Shana Fisher, Managing Partner, High Line Venture Partners; Sharmistha Dubey, Chief Product Officer,; Dae Mellencamp, President, Vimeo; Sam Yagan, CEO, Match, Inc. and co-founder of OkCupid; Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of CollegeHumor and Laura Caraccioli, President of Content Marketing, Electus. The program will run from July 8 through August 30.

IAC is one of nine nationwide partners in the 2013 Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs. Programs launch this summer in New York, San Jose, Davis, Detroit, and San Francisco in partnership with AT&T, Cornell Tech, eBay, Goldman Sachs, IAC, Intel, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Twitter.

ABOUT GIRLS WHO CODELaunched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

ABOUT IACIAC (NASDAQ: IACI) is a leading media and internet company comprised of more than 150 brands and products, including,,, and  Focused in the areas of search, applications, online dating, local and media, IAC's family of websites is one of the largest in the world, with more than a billion monthly visits across more than 30 countries. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in various locations throughout the U.S. and internationally.  To view a full list of the companies of IAC, please visit our website at

For more information, please contact:

Liza ConradGirls Who

IAC Corporate CommunicationsJustine Sacco / 314-7326


  • The Globe and Mail Newspaper

    Newspaper delivered to your doorstep. subscribe

  • Globe Unlimited

    Digital all access pass across devices. subscribe

  • The Globe and Mail App

    The New Globe and Mail App for iPhone®, iPad® and Apple Watch download

  • Globe2Go

    The digital replica of our newspaper. subscribe

  • Globe eBooks

    A collection of articles by the Globe. subscribe

See all Globe Products

Advertise with us

Your number one partner for reaching Canada's Influential Achievers. learn more

The Globe at your Workplace
Our Company
Secure Service
Customer Service
Advertising Privacy
Globe Recognition
Mobile Apps
Other Sections