Alpha Sigma Tau is a women’s organization committed to empowering women, both within our Sisterhood and beyond, to excel in life. Through our National Philanthropy, the Women’s Wellness Initiative, members of Alpha Sigma Tau enrich the lives of women through hands-on service with our National Service Partners. The Sorority is excited to welcome Girls Who Code to our growing list of National Service Partners. The missions of Girls Who Code (GWC) and Alpha Sigma Tau closely align, with both organizations striving to empower women and girls to reach their full potential within a community of sisterhood.
Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the currently widening gender gap in technology. Their programs inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st-century opportunities. With the increasing development of automation, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and other technological advancements, computing jobs are among the fastest-growing in the U.S economy. Though women make up nearly half of the American workforce, they remain significantly outnumbered in often high-earning fields, such as computer science.
Girls Who Code positively impacts girls in three key ways. They provide learning opportunities for students and alumnae to deepen their skills in the realm of computer science, create clear pathways for GWC alumnae to enter the computing workforce, and provide a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models. Through elementary, middle, and high school Club programs; College Loops; and campus and summer immersion programs, Girls Who Code has served more than 185,000 girls to date.
“When women come together, incredible things happen. Alpha Sigma Tau’s Women’s Wellness Initiative is about our members empowering women and girls through the lens of wellness,” says National President Tiffany K. Street (Delta Mu 1998/Cumberland). “Our growing list of Women’s Wellness Initiative partners, including Dress for Success and Girls Who Code, are the perfect outlets for our members to demonstrate the mission and values of Alpha Sigma Tau through service. We are thrilled to welcome Girls Who Code to our family!”
Through the partnership, Alpha Sigma Tau members and chapters will be connected with resources to directly engage with GWC to create Clubs and benefit women and girls in their own communities. A background in computer science is not a prerequisite for getting involved with GWC. To learn more about starting a Club or for other ways to get involved with Girls Who Code, visit our website here.
Together, Alpha Sigma Tau and Girls Who Code will inspire girls and empower women.
About Alpha Sigma Tau’s Women’s Wellness Initiative
The Women’s Wellness Initiative is Alpha Sigma Tau’s National Philanthropy. Through hands-on service with our National Service Partners, members of Alpha Sigma Tau empower women and girls to excel in life through six dimensions of wellness. Current National Service Partners include Dress for Success and Girls Who Code. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Girls Who Code works to close the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating, and equipping girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st-century opportunities. Through these established partnerships within the Women’s Wellness Initiative, Alpha Sigma Tau members are empowering women to excel in life.
About Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority
Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority is a national, lifelong organization that provides women with lasting and meaningful friendships grounded in shared values, relevant skills necessary to navigate life, and opportunities to enrich the lives of women. Since our founding in 1899 at Eastern Michigan University, we have initiated more than 60,000 women who Define Excellence.
Our Sisterhood was created to provide a community for women to support one another, enrich the lives of others, and grow as individuals, and we continue to carry out this relevant purpose today.