General Motors [digitaltrends.com] has announced a new partnership with education nonprofit Girls Who Code [girlswhocode.com] that’s intended to encourage more young women to pursue STEM subjects. The auto manufacturer will offer up a $250,000 grant to help fund after-school STEM clubs in schools, universities, and community centers.
“Becoming an engineer paved the way for my career,” said GM CEO Mary Barra in a statement posted to the company’s website. “It’s one of the reasons I am passionate about promoting STEM education to students everywhere. Partnering with Girls Who Code is one more step in GM’s commitment to inspiring and growing diverse future leaders.”