How the Dottie Rose Foundation Empowers Girls in Tech

In today’s world, sometimes empowerment comes in code.

WIRED reports that in 2016, less than 20 percent of computer science majors were women. Believe it or not, this is actually down from the ’90s. For Sharon Jones, founder of the Dottie Rose Foundation, that statistic is what drives her to do the work she does.

“It’s our time. It’s our time to step up, it’s our time to shine in technology and really show what we can do,” Jones said.

Named after Jones’s grandmother — who she said was always the one in the room saying “girl power” — the Dottie Rose Foundation is a Charlotte-based nonprofit program focused on providing technology education to middle school-aged girls. Started only a year and a half ago, Jones said they’ve already had two successful summers full of camps, and school years full of workshops and after-school programs…Click here to continue reading this article…



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About the Author:

Dr. Sharon Jones, Ed.D is the founder and CEO of thedot.Consulting and the Dottie Rose Foundation, where she leads and implements technology focused education and innovation. Dr. Jones has found her passion in education and has served as a Career and Technical Education teacher in the public school system as well as a Sr. Technical Trainer at Central Piedmont Community College. Dr. Jones has presented and been published nationally and internationally on data analytics, educational practices and technology. Her book A Recipe for Success Using SAS University: How to Plan Your First Analytics Project is being used in curriculum and classrooms around the country. When not running the technology-world, Dr. Jones spends her time with her husband Ricky, and two sons, Ethan (8) and Dylan (5), and their beloved dog, Cooper (11)

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