DigiGirlz Days are scheduled


The DigiGirlz Days schedule is out (actually I got a sneak peak – thanks Diane) and there are more of them in more places than ever before. What is a DigiGirlz Day?



During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it’s like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.


The main DigiGirlz site also includes information about week long summer programs although that schedule for this coming summer is not out yet. I’ll post news here when it becomes available. Or bookmark the Digigirlz site and keep tabs on it yourself.


And don’t miss looking at Logan Olson’s Video Story. Logan is a former DigiGirl who created Logan Magazine – “Fashion and lifestyle for young people with disabilities.” It’s an inspiring story of a young woman who is using technology to accomplish her dreams.


Below is the list of dates and locations as I know them today. Look for more information on the ones in the UK and India in the near future.





























































Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Toronto, Canada


Thursday, February 28, 2008


Farmington, CT


Friday, March 07, 2008


Malvern, PA


Friday, March 07, 2008


Washington, DC


Friday, March 07, 2008


Denver, Colorado


Friday, March 07, 2008


Phoenix, Arizona


Monday, March 10, 2008


Waltham, Massachusetts


Tuesday, March 11, 2008


St. Louis, Missouri


Friday, March 14, 2008


Salt Lake City, Utah


Thursday, March 20, 2008


Iselin, New Jersey


Monday, March 24, 2008


Irvine, CA


Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Mountain View, CA


Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Islandia, NY


Thursday, March 27, 2008


New York, New York


Friday, March 28, 2008


Tampa, Florida


Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Bloomington, MN


Thursday, April 17, 2008


Pittsburgh, PA


Spring 2008


Hyderabad, India


Spring 2008


UK


 


[Edited on 7 Nov 2007 to change the date of the Farmington CT event.]









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Comments (5)

  1. Bryan says:

    Little lite of spots here in the south.

  2. A little light in the mid-west as well but at least the number of them and the range is going up. A lot is dependent on where Microsoft has larger groups of people working and can get people to volunteer their time.

  3. Brian Scarbeau says:

    Only girls in grade 11 can go. I have several younger girls who could benefit but have to wait a couple of years. My only concern is that they are interested now and might not be by the time they are a junior.

    Any programs for younger girls?

  4. The summer camps (http://www.microsoft.com/about/diversity/programs/camps.mspx ) are open to grades 9-12. I am asking about other events for younger girls as well.