US – Secret Code is a customisable book that aims to empower young girls to break down workplace stereotypes.
Creator Mara Binudin-Lecocq developed Secret Code to encourage tech-savvy young girls to be proud of their abilities. The protagonist, a young girl who loves coding, building robots and making a mess, can be personalised to look like the reader.
According to the website, just 5% of leadership jobs in the technology sector are held by women. ‘Girls, and especially those with diverse backgrounds, need to start seeing empowering role models that look like them during this crucial age in order to have an equal shot at being inspired,’ says Binudin-Lecocq.