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Code Girl

by Lesley Chilcott

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the United Nations and Microsoft screened ‘Code Girl’

Code Girl film poster
Runtime: 107′

By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CODEGIRL follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world’s fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10K to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way.

For more on the film, click here.


The film was followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Suzana Filipecki Martins, Project Manager at Ecsite
  • European STEM Ambassador
  • Ms Justine Sass, Chief of Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality (UNESCO)
  • Moderated by Caroline Petit, UNRIC

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