“Overwhelming turnout for the Girls Of Promise Hour of Code Event”
– Only one of the headlines from our event this past Wednesday.

#ARKidsCanCode - 150 girls from 40 schools across the state participate in WFA Girls of Promise Coding Summit. Photo by Amanda Potter Cole

Photo by Amanda Potter Cole

Girls of Promise Coding Summit a Big Success

The Governor and First Lady hosted the Girls of Promise Coding Summit at the festively decorated Governor’s mansion. Representative Warwick Sabin was our emcee, and we had a host of very talented women tech professionals on hand to mentor over 150 girls from 40 schools across Arkansas. Mentors included Sarah Daigle, Alia Borroho, Joyce Grippi, Tara Dryer, Susan Smith, and Amanda Potter Cole. AT&T was in attendance to announce their sponsorship of the Girls Of Promise Tech Contest open to all 6th-12th grade Arkansas girls.

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Update: Tribute to Lynnette Watts

Purse-Fundraiser-40percentWe are well on our way to meeting the match for our challenge fund in tribute to Lynnette Watts and her amazing service to WFA. In her six years she:

  • Enhanced our grants program
  • Expanded the Girls of Promise conference
  • Published four research reports, with more on the way.

We need your help to meet our goal. Please consider giving today:

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Amanda is a WFA board member and founder of AMP•SEE Ideas. When not providing freelance communications and project management services to small businesses and nonprofits, she may be found promoting livable urban design, speaking up for equality & education, wandering about with her camera, or experimenting with local foods.

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