DigiGirlz

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DigiGirlz offers opportunities for girls and young women to familiarise with careers in technology and develop themselves in this field. As part of the Microsoft YouthSpark programme, it encourages youth to engage in Microsoft-related jobs.

DigiGirlz is an initiative organised by Microsoft Education to engage girls in technological education and careers. The initiative consists of two main programmes: the DigiGirlz Day and the High Tech Camp.

DigiGirlz Day is a one-day event at a Microsoft office with locations around the world. Attending girls get a chance to interact with Microsoft employees, experience what Microsoft jobs look like in daily life, and what are some of the career opportunities in technology. The workshops and activities that take place throughout the day support girls with career planning, understanding roles in technology and stimulate in-depth discussion about the field.

DigiGirlz Day events are free to attend for high schools and for individual girls. The calendar of upcoming events is uploaded on the website. This calendar also contains the contact information where registration has to be requested.

High Tech Camp is a several days long event (from 2 days to a week long) aiming to develop girls' technological skills and familiarity with cutting-edge technology. Held in various locations around the world, free of charge, any individual girl and high school can register for the event, regardless of their level of technological knowledge.

The camp offers hands-on workshops, Microsoft product demostrations, technology tours and networking opportunities. On the website, there is a calendar displaying upcoming events and the contact information of organisers.

Country
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, united-kingdom, Vatican City State, Other
Topic
Computer science, Engineering, Information technology, Software engineering, Technology
Target group
college students, secondary school students, university students, vocational school students, youth clubs
Organiser

Microsoft

Contact

Email: msgirlz(at)microsoft.com

Links

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/digigirlz/default.aspx