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Introducing G|Code’s Change Makers: Carolin Diaz

In February 2020, the G|Code team launched Intro to G|Code, a 12 week program designed for young women of color to uncover interest and aptitude in tech within a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment. The Intro to G|Code Change Makers have shown us their grit, scrappiness, and creativity, as well as their commitment to community and personal growth. We are beyond proud of our Change Makers who will graduate in just a few days, and are thrilled to celebrate their achievements and share some of their stories.

Today, we celebrate Carolin Diaz! Carolin calls Boston home and has brought amazing compassion and persistence to G|Code. Carolin plans to further pursue coding and design. Learn more about her journey below.

Carolin Diaz

Why did you join G|Code?

I joined G|Code because I have always been interested in coding but had not had the opportunity to pursue it. When I heard about the program and it being for all females I knew it would be a space I would feel comfortable pursing this passion. Since the tech industry is male dominated, being surrounded by women and even women of color, would allow me to feel empowered.

What is a favorite moment or memory from G|Code?

Being in a group sitting around the white board and learning from each other as we did examples on the board. We became more engaged and really began bonding about coding.

How has participating in Intro to G|Code impacted how you see yourself, coding, and your future?

I have learned that I can accomplish whatever I set out for myself. When first arriving at G|Code I was afraid of not understanding the content and being intimidated by the topics. As each day went by it began to click more and more as the facilitators looked for ways that helped me understand the material. They were also constantly available to answer any questions and provide us with resources. G|Code has provided me with the confidence to continue pursuing my passion for tech and become successful in the field.

G|Code is a non-profit striving to empower Boston’s young women of color by providing them with housing, technical training, leadership development, internship placements, and a resilient and compassionate community to learn from and grow alongside. Many thanks to Bridgette Wallace, Rizel Bobb-Semple, Bailey Siber, and the rest of the G|Code team and volunteers for making the Intro to G|Code program a success!

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