“There’s a problem we wanted to solve for, which is that young people too often feel unable to participate, to be counted, to be heard,” said Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, which aims to close the gender gap in technology. “There are 13-year-old girls from Kansas to Kenya watching these marches on the news who are desperate to add their voices, and for so many of them it’s not realistic to physically show up. A digital march is a chance for girls all across the globe to join together, march together, for each other, using just their phones. Beyond that, it’s a digital march because we are Girls Who Code: the core of what we do is empower girls to use technology to change the world.”
The #MarchForSisterhood is an event organized by Team Sisterhood, a diverse group of 100 young female activists and community leaders who are passionate about a wide range of issues — from climate change to diversity in tech. According to Saujani, Girls Who Code founded the Sisterhood campaign last year with the goal to “reach out to girls where they are, introduce them to girls who are like them, who care about what they care about, and build a powerful community of sisters who have each other’s backs, no matter what.” Refinery29 is proud to be the exclusive media partner of Girls Who Code for the #MarchForSisterhood, and to use our platform to amplify the voices of Team Sisterhood.