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Sydney Cole

Sydney Cole has been a software developer for 20 years and can’t think of anything she’d rather be doing than writing code. Except maybe working in the garden, which doesn’t pay nearly as well. She’s also passionate about supporting girls and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) fields, and facilitates a club for middle school girls to play with robots. In her spare time, Sydney also knits – Umbraco enthusiasts may recognize this fashionable Unicorn vest.

Technology & Our Daughters

In the U.S., 74% of elementary girls are interested in STEM. By the end of high school, less than 1% plan on pursuing a CS career. Sydney Cole shares her experience helping establish a junior high girls robotics club, and its incredible results, illustrating the impact that STEM role models and the removal of obstacles can have.