An event in Queens empowers women and promotes gender equality in the science and math fields.

High school and college students showed off their coding skills at the first ever BQ Girlhacks all girls hackathon at Queens College Sunday.

The day-long workshop allowed students to solve problems related to womens safety and bridging the gender gap.

They also got to hear from women working in the science and math fields.

"We really need to put in more force for people to come together early on in life so that we can close to gender gap in STEM," said Charusmita Madan, an organizer.

The campus club that ran the workshop called Women in Tech also plans to hold a 24-hour hackathon for men and women this fall.