This self-described "rock ballerina" is a Seattle born singer-songwriter who just couldn't stay away from New York and the music scene there.
Her unique sound makes her a standout -- but it's that voice that keeps her in your head.
You can find out more about here here at her website, www.kimberlynichole.com.
We're not surprised that Eddy confesses to not knowing what her real hair color is when she talks about herself. It's also tricky to nail down her sound -- it sort of seems like she could pull off whatever genre she put her sets her mind to.
You can have a listen and see what you think at her website, www.eddymusic.com.
Leilani: Technology is a way of life for just about everybody – guys and girls. But when it comes to its creators, there is still a pretty big gender gap. Some young women are trying to change that.
Expert: This country is really rooted in technology and engineering, and we see a real problem when women are not at the table creating, innovating and developing these new technologies that will dictate our lives.
Leilani: It turns out, only about one in seven computer engineers and coders is female. Coding is giving instructions to a computer so that it can perform different tasks, like build websites, mobile apps and robots.
Women make up more than half of college graduates, yet less than 12% of all computer science related degrees. Some say that the real divide isn’t in competence, but in confidence.
Expert: They’re receiving messages that they’re not supposed to be in this sector, they’re not supposed to be interested in technology and the maths and sciences.
Leilani: Girls Who Code is a new organization working to close the digital gender divide.
Girls Who Code participant: We went to Facebook, we went to Gilt Groupe, we went to Google.
Leilani: Twenty high school girls representing over twelve ethnicities are meeting for an eight-week program in New York.
Girls Who Code participant: It’s, like, very fun and, like, free because we don’t really have boundaries on what we can think. Like, let’s say you want to build a website. You get to choose what things you need in that website, what you want it to look like and whatever you want your user experience to be like.
Leilani: Classes are taught by female engineers and business professionals.
Girls Who Code participant: Just because you’re female doesn’t mean you can’t go into this field and you can’t accomplish anything. It showed me that I can do that too.
Expert: This is a really big moment for us.
Leilani: A big moment for all, as we see more efforts to integrate girls into the tech world.
Leilani Rapaport for Channel One News.
- What is coding?
- Why is it important to get more females into this industry?
- What are some of the reasons for the low percentage of females in college-level computer science courses?
- What is the purpose of the Girls Who Code group?
- What are some of the projects that girls in the group are involved in?