What is Code First: Girls and what is your role as CEO?
Code First: Girls (CF: G) started as a program in a pre-incubator company called Entrepreneur First (EF). They started CF: G as they didn’t have many women with tech backgrounds applying, and it just grew from there. They had so much demand that they decided to split off CF: G from EF last September and I came on board as the new CEO in January.
Now we run training and offer tech talent services at companies, as well as work directly with young women to help increase the proportions of women in tech and entrepreneurship.
As far as my responsibilities and typical day, being a small company there really isn’t anything typical. As my father said when I took on the role: “you’ll be chief executive and chief bottle washer" – which is completely true! Whatever needs doing you get done.