On Thursday, the FCC commissioner released the third episode of Broadband Conversations, her podcast dedicated to amplifying the voices of women from across the technology, innovation, and media sectors. The episode featured Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code and a 2013 White House Champion of Change. During the conversation, Rosenworcel and Bryant discussed how to encourage more girls, especially girls of color, to be interested in technology, and how, through that work, we can help close the digital divide in the U.S.
“Encouraging girls to engage in STEM is more important than ever. I’m reminded every time I step into a computer science class, engineering lab, or Silicon Valley board room that there are not enough women or girls in the room. When we engage everyone in our digital economy, I believe we will get better results. That’s why I’m so inspired by the work that Kimberly Bryant has done to empower girls and create a more diverse future for technology — and really, for all of us.”