It is estimated that more than 92% of all coders are men, which is a remarkable gender divide. And this isnít just a North American issue; the gender diversity problem is pervasive in the tech industry throughout the world. The Dutch National Expert Organisation on Girls/Women and Science/Technology (VHTO) is an organization in the Netherlands that has been working to bridge these divides and bring more women into STEM careers since the 1980s. Their current efforts are DigiVita Code Event and Summer Camp initiative, hour-long workshops that have been designed to help teach the basic concepts of technology to young girls using Blender. VHTOís Lieke Boon and Monique Dewanchand from At Mind gave a thirty minute presentation about their efforts at Blender Conference 2015, and spoke to about their project. You can read more over on