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Sarah Filman - Teaching Tech: Opening Doors for Girls Who Code


The progress we have made as a society in terms of reducing the gender gap has been astonishing and unparalleled in history. However, certain career fields are still severely lagging behind in terms of female representation. STEM careers which center around science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, remain dominated by men. Sarah Filman is a successful young woman in the tech sector who has dedicated herself to changing that.


Truly a whiz, Sarah was a Senior Program Manager Lead at Microsoft working on OneDrive sharing and storage, now a major player in the cloud-storage industry. While at Microsoft, Sarah was a TEALS volunteer at Cleveland High School in Seattle for the '12-'13 school year teaching Intro to Computer Science, and also was a full-time teacher for Girls Who Code's 7-week Summer Immersion Program at the Microsoft campus.


Sarah now serves as VP of Education at Code.org and works with the team to deliver curriculum, tools, videos, and professional development in support of Code.org's K-12 computer science courses. Launched in 2013, Code.org is dedicated to expanding student access to computer science, especially targeting women and students of color. Partnered with National Science Foundation and Codecademy, Code.org offers schools curated curriculum lists and helps districts establish computer science programs.


By trailblazing her own path within the tech sector, Sarah Filman has built a career on the front-lines of female empowerment, educating a new world of young tech professionals. She is an impressive role model for girls everywhere who dream of making their mark in the field of the future.


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