Girls Geek Day is coming – and you’re invited!
It is more important than ever that we take the lead in educating, encouraging, and empowering young girls. According to Tech-Girls.org, less than 20% of computer science graduates are women. Shocked? I was, too. But the more I looked into it, the more I read that women are underrepresented in STEM fields of all kinds – from computer science to mathematics to bioengineering. You have the power to change that.
Girls Geek Day is an annual event designed just for girls to spark girls’ interest in activities based in science, technology, engineering, and math “by providing a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment to learn new tech skills and helping girls and their parents connect to other STEM programs in the community.” (source) This year, Girls Geek Day will take place on Saturday February 11th at St. Anne’s-Belfield School from 9AM-12PM. Registration is free and open to girls of all ages. Third grade and younger should plan on bringing a parent with them – but I hope to see parents of girls of all ages attending.
This is an invaluable opportunity to speak with both words and action – spend the day with the girls in your life showing them that real women work hard, get their hands dirty, try new things, and make mistakes. Put new meaning to the words “ladylike” and “girly”.I’m passionate about the topic of empowering young women to reach for their dreams. Nothing inspires young girls to be brave and try new things like seeing the women that they look up to working alongside them. Every strong female role model makes a difference.
I can’t wait to work alongside you while we show our girls what we can do. See you there!