About us

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Girls Can Code initiative is focused on supporting and encouraging girls to develop an interest in technology, through a series real-life impact projects, themed workshops, coding clubs, leadership classes and camps.

Our goal is to close the gender gap which currently looms over both the tech industry and engineering universities, we aim to empower girls with the digital skills to achieve BIG dreams.

< / Our Mission >

Girls Can Code mission is to provide nurturing and supporting environment where girls can learn about computer science, programming languages, technologies and skills for which demand is increasing exponentially. Our approach enables girls to collaborate with university students and industry professionals to create and grow with the power of technology.

< / Our activities are focused on three pillars >


Coding clubs, workshops & tech boot camps to introduce and support girls on their journey to becoming digitally proficient leaders and innovators.


TechTalks and soft skills coaching from industry professionals to equip girls with the necessary tools to lead the tech industry, such as pitching, strategising & digital marketing.


Girls & women join forces to make a difference by working on real life projects, gaining confidence and practicing newly acquired digital skills.

< / Our team >

Lara Riparip

Co-founder, Content Developer & Labs Manager

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

Michelle Obama

Flavia Donno

Co-founder & Impact Specialist

“Investing in women means investing in the people who invest in everyone else.”

Melinda Gates

David Cleres

Project Administrator & Labs Instructor

“Change takes courage.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alicia Cesa Bianchi

Project Management, Business Development & Partnerships

“Do the thing that you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kate Mckee

Co-founder, Director of Operations & Finance

“A Girl should be two things: Who and What she wants.”  

Coco Chanel

Simi Singh

Co-founder & Labs Instructor

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.”

Ayn Rand

Teodora Caragea

Labs Instructor & Coordinator

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”

Julie Sweet

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