01 Sep 2020
In July 2020 Elsbeth Magilton, Executive Director of Technology, Security, and Space Law Initiatives at Nebraska Law, accepted a position on the Girls Code Lincoln Board of Directors. Girls Code Lincoln is a nonprofit organization that strives to ignite passion for technology and leadership in young girls with the long-term goal of closing the gender gap in S.T.E.M. The organization hosts multiweek technology clubs for 4th-9th grade girls and all clubs are completely free and 100% volunteer-run.
In response to the COVID19 pandemic all in-person clubs were cancelled for fall 2020 and replaced with virtual clubs, including a weekly speaker series titled EmpowHER. Magilton kicked off the series as the first speaker of the semester in September 2020. Her talk focused on space and cyber law basics, as well as career advice for young women interested in technology policy.