The formation of a GWC chapter within LCTH is a natural fit as both nonprofits motivate youth through mentorship, resources, and encouragement towards personal growth. It is the intent of both organizations to position girls to be self-empowered and inspired.
THE LAKE COUNTY TECHNICAL HUB
LCTH is a multi-faceted, culturally diverse, results-driven professional business community that supports entrepreneurship and development. LCTH provides support through mentorship and providing resources to aspiring students supporting their growth in becoming subject matter experts.
Girls Who Code Clubs are meant for girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join a Club, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. You then work in teams to design and build a Girls Who Code Project that solves real world problems you care about through code!
Our Girls Who Code Chapter will meet at the Lake County Tech Hub. More details coming soon.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Classes are forming now
MEDIA CONTACT: Eddie Soto
LCTH / GWC Offering Tech Education to Girls in Lake County, IL
The Lake County Tech Hub forms a new chapter of Girls Who Code
Lake County, IL – The Lake County Technical Hub & Business Incubator (LCTH) is pleased to announce the formation and approval to launch a new chapter of Girls Who Code (GWC).
GWC is a nonprofit organization with the intent of closing the gender gap in technology through “inspiring, educating, and equipping girls with computing skills.” Worldwide, Girls Who Code has over 8,500 programs and has served 450,000 girls. Aside from encouraging girls from a young age to pursue a career in computer science, the curriculum teaches girls values of bravery, sisterhood, and activism.
LCTH is a multi-faceted, culturally diverse, results-driven professional business community that supports entrepreneurship and development. LCTH provides support through mentorship and providing resources to aspiring students supporting their growth in becoming subject matter experts. It is the LCTH’s aim to create economic opportunities and create a culture of entrepreneurship throughout the Waukegan and Lake County, IL area.
The formation of a GWC chapter within LCTH is a natural fit as both nonprofits motivate youth through mentorship, resources, and encouragement towards personal growth. It is the intent of both organizations to position girls to be self-empowered and inspired. The three facilitators to this chapter are Lynn Doherty, Diana Galarza, and Betty Giannasi. Eddie Soto, the Director of the LCTH, is the decision maker/host of the GWC chapter.
Diana Galarza, Girls who Code/ Lake County Tech Hub chapter facilitator, is a graphic and web designer. Diana has a passion for coding HTML5/CSS code to create exceptional websites for her clients! She is beyond thrilled to share her skills and create passion in young girls by teaching them the power behind knowing how to code. As a staff member of LCTH herself, Diana fully supports community growth and opportunity. She believes that a chapter of GWC will fill girls in her community with aspirations to pursue future endeavors in the field of computer science.
Betty Giannasi, our Girls Who Code / Lake County Tech Hub chapter facilitator/ volunteer is the owner of her own business, named Legacy for Family. Betty is also a retired school teacher with 18 years of experience. She is a proud and motivated GWC team member who loves to work with and mentor girls to positively impact their professional endeavors. Betty also enjoys collaborating with people of all ages who believe in the possibilities and potential Girls Who Code has to offer to girls and their futures!
Lynn Doherty, our Girls Who Code / Lake County Tech Hub chapter facilitator, is an experienced Creative and Brand Strategy Director with an extensive background in marketing, advertising and fashion industries. She is passionate about Visual Design, User Experience (UX), Brand and Product Design, and Girls Who Code. Lynn is the CEO and Creative Director of Designlab Media Group, Inc., overseeing a team specializing in brand strategy, UX, and product design. Lynn first introduced GWC to the LCTH and suggested the creation of a GWC chapter. For Lynn, Girls Who Code is more than just coding, it facilitates and creates pathways for media, storytelling and collaboration for girls globally.
Eddie Soto, our Girls Who Code / Lake County Tech Hub decision maker / host, is the Director of LCTH and certified as an IESBGA/SBA Business Specialist (CBDA) and SBA 7(J) in government contracting negotiations. He spent 11 years at the College of Lake County (CLC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC), 24 years in corporate business management and presently 15 years owning his own business. In the community Eddie is known as a mentor and advisor to many. He is confident that programs like these will help inspire and create future entrepreneurs, problem-solvers, and independent thinkers.
Anyone who is interested can contact our Girls Who Code chapter through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Lake County Technical Hub & Business Incubator
The Lake County Tech Hub is located in downtown Waukegan, IL. It is a program of the Greater Waukegan Development Coalition (GWDC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, fostering the development of business and real estate throughout the Lake County, IL area. https://thehublc.org