KODE LIKE KLOSSY
Karlie Kloss is a self-confessed maths and science nerd. But after being discovered in a mall at the age of 15, her goals (understandably!) took a back seat to the fashion industry. It wasn’t until she went to a coding class four years ago that everything changed.
“I had no idea how much I would love learning this secret language, or how it would inspire my commitment to making sure all girls can learn to code and be leaders in technology,” she said in an essay for Teen Vogue.
“I quickly came to understand that code is a superpower every young woman should be able to access. Understanding that code is the underlying (and invisible) framework of tech means that we do not have to be passive bystanders in our ever-changing digital world. Being able to write lines of code means that we too can architect and contribute to the innovation and evolution of technology. I also walked away from that first class with another lesson: there just aren’t enough girls in code and tech.”
So, being a true girlboss, she founded Kode With Klossy – a non-profit empowering girls to pursue a career in tech. Yas queen!