Karlie Kloss and Lily Cole are inspiring girls to shake up a tech world dominated by male enthusiasts

What is it about models and coding? American supermodel and coding advocate Karlie Kloss has joined a growing list of high-profile female stars urging young women to take up coding, reflecting a determination to shake up the disproportionately male world of coders and tech enthusiasts.

Calling on young women to apply for Kode with Karlie scholarships, set up by the model in partnership with the Flatiron school in the US – where she spent two weeks last year learning to code – the 22-year old gave a passionate account of her own experience.

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