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Welcome to CODE4her!

CODE4her Recognized

The CODE4her program was honored with 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from Insight Into Diversity Magazine.

2021 Inspiring Program in STEM Award

What is CODE4her?

CODE4her mentorship was started by Jadwiga Carlson and the BG Women in Computing (BGWIC) student organization under her direction. The program was initially funded by Google igniteCS. The IgniteCS supported groups of college and university students that wanted to make a difference in their local communities through CS mentorship. In addition, a generous donation from the Miller family allowed the program to begin in 2016 and continue to thrive.

The first CODE4her session was offered in January, 2017 and consisted of five 2.5 hour meetings held roughly once a month . These meetings took place on the BGSU campus. We are currently in the seventh year of this program and continue to receive great interest from NW Ohio region.

The new CODE4her Session

Eighth CODE4her Session (Spring 2024)

We’re excited to offer a new curriculum for this session of CODE4her. It will be related to topics of cybersecurity! We will  explain concepts such as cyber-bullying and the importance of creating safe passwords. We will use activities to reinforce the concepts discussed. We want to give them skills to guard against unwanted threats to identity and data from viruses and hackers on computers and mobile devices. Additionally, we will discuss how to browse the Web safely, how data can be protected by encryption, and how to recognize and defend against social engineering.

Registrations for CODE4her sessions are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Registration closes when all spots are reserved.

CODE4her Reached Many in Northwest Ohio

We did not anticipate the level of interest that we received. Pins on the graphic below indicate participants from that town/city.

Map of NW Ohio showing pins for all the communities that included at least one participant.