K arlie Kloss is a model out to make an impact. As the founder of Kode With Klossy, a nonprofit that empowers girls to learn to code, she is working to change the role of girls and women in tech. Karlie shares how rejection fuels her, and how she’s had to change the way she sees herself to take on this new challenge.
When I first started taking classes, coding seemed so abstract. But that’s what was so exciting about it. I found it empowering to learn how things are built and to be able to build something myself. I’m by no means an expert, but I think I surprised myself when I realized, that like anyone else, I can start at square one, get better, and then use code to accomplish something meaningful in the world.