YG is providing major assistance to female coders in his hometown of LA. The self-proclaimed ‘boolest man alive’ put his money where is mouth is by donating $150k to GirlCodeLA, an organization that empowers young women to pursue careers in technology.
Dishing on the importance of the female presence in technology, YG explained, “Gender bias plays a role in the amount of exposure students receive in regards to technology and coding. This leads to influence future decisions within their field, creating smaller opportunities for diversity.”
The Stay Dangerous emcee continued, “With my donation, I hope they’ll be able to expand their reach of future female coders and programmers. I want to make sure I’m doing my part, I got a daughter and I respect the G Code.”
Not only did YG provide financial support, he also dropped gems of wisdom on the importance of exploring non-traditional career paths during a mentoring session with the girls. The lucky attendees were also gifted brand new Beats by Dre headphones.
GirlCodeLA was founded by entrepreneur Dez White in 2014.