If Knowledge Is Power, Then Coders Like Fereshteh Forough And Barbara Liskov Will Inherit The Earth

Daisy Prince: Two women helping to lead the tech sector towards greater diversity and inclusion discuss the power of code to advance women from America to Afghanistan.

If knowledge is power, then coders will inherit the earth.

That’s the principle behind Code to Inspire, the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan, founded by Fereshteh Forough in 2015.

Fereshteh was born in Iran, her Afghani parents having fled their home country as refugees.

After the fall of the Taliban, they returned to Afghanistan when Fereshteh had just finished high school.

Though she had no background in computer science…

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