IAC Joins Girls Who Code In Effort To Close The Gender Gap In The Technology Sector

 IAC Joins Girls Who Code In Effort To Close The Gender Gap In The Technology
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IAC and Girls Who Code Launch 2013 Summer Immersion Program, 20 Young Women
Receive 300+ Hours of Intensive Instruction

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Girls Who Code and IAC today announced
the launch of the first ever Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at IAC,
working to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and
resources to pursue opportunities in the technology sector. With this
commitment, IAC joins Girls Who Code in its nationwide expansion to close the
gender gap in computing fields.

"It is imperative that we educate the next generation of engineers,
entrepreneurs, and innovators and increase the number of women in the ranks of
computer science professionals," said Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior
Executive, IAC. "This work is paramount to the continued success of our
company, and we are proud to partner with Girls Who Code for their Summer
Immersion Program."

In 2012, Girls Who Code introduced a new model for computer science education,
pairing intensive instruction in computer science and exposure and mentorship
from the best in the field. In its 8-week Summer Immersion Program, Girls Who
Code and IAC will embed 20 high school girls from the New York City community
inside the halls of IAC, where each will receive 300 hours of instruction and
hands-on experience in programming fundamentals, web development and design,
robotics, and mobile development.

"Girls Who Code was founded because we believe that female engineers,
entrepreneurs, and innovators are our future. The young women of the IAC
Summer Immersion Program are leading the charge in our movement tochange the
face of technology in America," said Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who
Code.

The 20 girls in the IAC program will get first-hand experience at companies
like The Daily Beast, Vimeo and CollegeHumor and meet with IAC executives that
include Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of Tutor.com; Shana Fisher, Managing Partner, High
Line Venture Partners; Sharmistha Dubey, Chief Product Officer, Tutor.com; Dae
Mellencamp, President, Vimeo; Sam Yagan, CEO, Match, Inc. and co-founder of
OkCupid; Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of CollegeHumor and Laura Caraccioli,
President of Content Marketing, Electus. The program will run from July 8
through August 30.

IAC is one of nine nationwide partners in the 2013 Girls Who Code Summer
Immersion Programs. Programs launch this summer in New York, San Jose, Davis,
Detroit, and San Francisco in partnership with AT&T, Cornell Tech, eBay,
Goldman Sachs, IAC, Intel, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and
Twitter.

ABOUT GIRLS WHO CODE
Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization
working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors.
With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to
educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to
pursue opportunities in computing fields.

ABOUT IAC
IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) is a leading media and internet company comprised of more
than 150 brands and products, including Ask.com, About.com, Match.com,
HomeAdvisor.com and Vimeo.com. Focused in the areas of search, applications,
online dating, local and media, IAC's family of websites is one of the largest
in the world, with more than a billion monthly visits across more than 30
countries. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in
various locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To view a full
list of the companies of IAC, please visit our website at www.iac.com.

For more information, please contact:

Liza Conrad
Girls Who Code
press@girlswhocode.com

IAC Corporate Communications
Justine Sacco / justine.sacco@iac.com
(212) 314-7326

SOURCE IAC

Website: http://www.iac.com
 
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