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By Melissa Sariffodeen
Thursday, January 28, 2016
From Ladies Learning Code

By Melissa Sariffodeen


Friday, January 22, 2016


From Ladies Learning Code

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Canada, we need to invest in STEM, now. Our future depends on it.

Over the last five years, I’ve amassed quite the list of reasons why women and youth should learn to code through my work at Ladies Learning Code. From gaining access to lucrative and rewarding careers to developing a new perspective for problem solving to enjoying the sense of empowerment that comes from building — the Read more…

By Amanda Huang


Tuesday, January 12, 2016


From Girls Learning Code

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Ladies Learning Code’s Teen:club initiative takes off!

We are a few months into our Ladies Learning Code teen:club program. Last fall, we decided to pilot a program for teen girls ages 13 to 17 years old. We wanted to further extend our mission in equipping young women with the empowerment, knowledge and tools to shape our future – and most importantly, something Read more…

By Melissa Sariffodeen


Thursday, December 17, 2015


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We’re partnering with Kids & Company!

Kids & Company will be offering free childcare services for learners at workshops in 2016.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Kids & Company to help make our workshops even more accessible to our community.  Starting in January, we’ll be piloting free childcare services to anyone registered for one of our weekday workshops in Toronto with the goal of offering childcare services coast to coast for our signature Read more…

By Amanda Huang


Wednesday, December 9, 2015


From Learning Labs

That’s a wrap! Our fall 2015 Code:clubs are finished!

Twelve weeks, three programs, 60 kids and endless helping hands have successfully finished our exciting after-school Code:clubs at Girls and Kids and Learning Code! A pitch session and demo days have taken place during the last week in Entrepreneurship, Digital Drawing and Storytelling with Scratch Clubs! We are already preparing for our winter clubs – Storytelling Read more…

By Val Maloney


Wednesday, December 2, 2015


From Learning Labs

STEM Profile Series: Pearl Chen

This month's STEM Profile features Pearl Chen, who owns and operates her own consulting company, called Karma Laboratory.

This month’s STEM Profile features Pearl Chen, who owns and operates her own consulting company, called Karma Laboratory. She was also Ladies Learning Code’s first-ever Lead Instructor. We talked with her about dream boards, her favourite apps and the joy of being your own boss. As a kid, what did you want to be when Read more…

By Melissa Sariffodeen


Thursday, November 26, 2015


From Ladies Learning Code

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Our first-ever Chapter Lead Summit

When you bring 50 women and men who are passionate about digital literacy together, magic happens. Read about our first Chapter Summit!

This past weekend, we were honored to convene our team from across the country together for our first-ever Chapter Lead Summit. From St. John’s to Victoria and everywhere in between, our Chapter Leads came together for a jam-packed weekend in Toronto. This Summit was a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) we set two years ago and one Read more…