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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!

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