"Keira Knightley is going to be a great role model for young women who are wanting to...pursue STEM careers," Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, told USNews. She was referencing the actress’ role in “The Imitation Game,” a movie about Alan Turing’s attempts to break a Nazi code that would help the Allies win World War II. Knightley plays Joan Clark, Turing’s confidante and fellow coder. Many have been looking for a solution to the lack of women in high tech positions, and Saujani believes that we should look no further than role models such as Knightley. Saujani added that “girls need to see women whom they admire...doing the very things they don’t think they can do." Although Knightley’s role may inspire many young girls to try coding for the first time, there’s still a long way to go in terms of evening the playing field for female coders and programmers.
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