Inside supermodel Karlie Kloss' enterprising coding camp for teenage girls
When supermodel Karlie Kloss isn't busy strutting down the runway or fronting Estée Lauder's latest campaign as their newest ambassador, she's out there educating the knowledge of coding to young women. An entrepreneur in her own right, Kloss founded her coding camp back in 2015 (as part of her philanthropic organisation, Klossy), inspired by her own journey of learning how to code, and to pay it forward by empowering other young women to do the same. Here, women are encouraged to embrace and take on the gift of coding — a crucial asset to unlocking a whole thread of opportunities in transforming the society of the future. After all, technology is but only omnipresent in the world we live in today.
Now Kloss' non-profit intiative Kode with Klossy is taking off — big time. This year, the coding camp will reach up to 1,000 young women (between the ages of 13 to 18), with the launch of 50 coding summer camps in 25 cities across America. Above, watch the stunning 25-year old as she announces the start of her upcoming coding bootcamp in an satire alter ego named Karl Lee.
So who knows? Kloss' work of cultivating a female-dominant tech force, could just lead to birthing a female Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg in the years to come. We're certainly psyched for the future.